NEW YORK--Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Wake Forest
University School of Medicine are seeking women recently diagnosed
with breast cancer for a study of the determinants of premature
menopause and its effects on quality of life. Jeanne Petrek, MD, is
the principal investigator.
No blood or urine samples will be collected for this study, and
patients can participate entirely through the mail. Women will fill
out questionnaires and menstrual cycle diaries for the duration of
the study--2½ years. Follow-up questionnaires will be sent every
6 months from the original date of enrollment, and new menstrual
diaries every 3 months.
To be eligible, women must be between the ages of 18 and 45; must
have been diagnosed with stage I, II, or III breast cancer in the
past 8 months; and must be having regular menstrual cycles at the
time of diagnosis.
For more information, please contact Joanna Winawer, research
coordinator, toll-free at 877-636-7562, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.