Volunteers are now being sought for a large, multi-year study following thousands of women who are sisters of women who have had breast cancer.
Its goal is to determine how environment and genes affect the chances of one's getting breast cancer.
Some 26,000 volunteers have been recruited; another 24,000 are being sought, for a total of 50,000. To make the study beneficial to more women, they are particularly looking for more women from groups that are not yet well represented: Latinas, African Americans, American Indian/Alaska Natives, Asian America/Pacific Islanders, “older” women (those 55 to 74 years old), and women who work in traditionally “blue collar” jobs or in the trades.
For details, visit www.sisterstudy.org or www.estudiodehermanas.org or call toll-free (877) 4-SISTER.