Lactation Research Studies
Participants Needed for Breast Cancer During Lactation Research Study
Mothers who are breastfeeding and scheduled for biopsies are being sought to participate in an important study based at the University of Massachusetts and supported by the Love/Avon Army of Women breast cancer project.
The primary goal of the study is to identify molecular biomarkers for breast cancer. This could lead to breast cancer detection long before we notice lumps, which is important because early detection is the key to survival.
Another benefit could be the development of a simple breastmilk test which could determine if breast cancer is present - at its earliest stages - through epithelial cells in the milk, and without the need for biopsies. Biopsies are invasive and can be stressful, and mothers are often told inaccurately that they must wean before they can get one performed.
This study is a featured research project being promoted by the Dr. Susan Love/Avon Army of Women initiative, and you can read more about it here:
For more information about this study, visit breastmilkresearch.org.