Closed Studies

Risk Factors for Breast Cancer Lymphedema


Christine Miaskowski, PhD, RN, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Study Review

The purpose of this study at the University of California, San Francisco is to better understand the signs and symptoms of chemotherapy neuropathy and the genetic (inherited) factors that increase risk of developing it.

The researchers wanted to enroll up to 600 volunteers near San Francisco and they enlisted the Army of Women (AOW) to support the final stages of their recruitment efforts. The Call to Action for this study was sent to AOW members on June 10, 2015, and the researchers closed enrollment on Nov. 23, 2015, after the AOW provided them with 106 women who were interested in enrolling in the study.



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