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Join Up: The Army of Women July 28, 2009

Posted by PAS in cancer, research, survivorship.

I subscribe to the news feed and blogs from C3, the Colorectal Cancer Coalition. A couple of days ago, Kate Murphy‘s blog invited readers into the Army of Women, and after reading the goals and projects of Dr. Susan Love’s project, I signed up, too.

To quote Kate, “The Army of Women is recruiting one million women of all backgrounds who will agree to consider participation in research studies. The Army/caBIG effort will link those women with scientists using software tools developed by caBIG to match potential participants to trials.

The Army of Women wants volunteer women with breast cancer, but they also need and want healthy women who haven’t been diagnosed with breast cancer. Volunteers with other cancers or health conditions are also an important part of the project.”

The AOW current project list is impressive. And their goal — research that goes ‘Beyond a Cure’ — is one I am happy to support.

I’m a rectal cancer survivor — with a family history of breast cancer. If the opportunity to serve in the Army of Women is available, I’m going to be there.

The Army of Women is hoping to enlist one million women who are willing to participate in research to take the medicine for breast cancer beyond a cure. Right now, their site counter says they are at 298,332 volunteers. We’ve got a ways to go…but I know that we’ll get there. And I know that through research, we can take life Beyond a Cure.

If you’d like to enlist in the Army of Women, register here.

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