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Breast Cancer Patients Sought for Study of Premature Menopause

Breast Cancer Patients Sought for Study of Premature Menopause

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: winawer@mskcc.org.

 
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