The American Association for Cancer Research will provide scientific expertise to Love/Avon Army of Women, an organization that seeks to link more than one million women volunteers with cancer researchers across the country to discover breast cancer causes and to aid in prevention.
AACR member physicians and scientists working in the field of breast cancer research will occupy eight seats on the scientific advisory committee and one seat on the steering committee. The AACR will assist in decision making regarding the policies, direction, and vision of the project as well as in the review of requests from scientists seeking permission to solicit volunteers from the Love/Avon Army of Women for their breast cancer research studies.
Only investigators who have a peer-reviewed study will gain access to volunteers in the Love/Avon Army of Women. Each study will undergo a thorough scientific, safety and ethical review by expert scientists.
The AACR will use its major scientific meetings and its journal Cancer Prevention Research as forums to present the research.
Women interested in participating in this effort may enroll at www.armyofwomen.org. Healthy women of every age and ethnicity are eligible.