Need help finding moms for breast cancer study
- Hi everyone,
This is Tanya Lieberman. I'm a lactation consultant and run the
Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog.
I'm writing to ask for your help in finding moms to participate in a
great study at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on breast cancer.
The study needs participants who are nursing mothers who have recently
had, or are expecting to have, a breast biopsy.
As you may know, long before a woman might notice a lump in her
breast, there are changes at the DNA of epithelial cells in the
breast. Some of these cells are expressed in breastmilk, and the
study is examining these cells to try to identify molecular biomarkers
for the development of breast cancer. One possible outcome of this
research is the development of an early, non-invasive method of
assessing breast cancer risk through breastmilk.
If any of you meet mothers who have recently had a biopsy, or are
expecting to have one in the near future, please refer them to Dr.
Sarah Lenington, recruitment coordinator: slenington@... If
you'd like study flyers and brochures, please email. More information
is at the study website: www.breastmilkresearch.org
Thank you so much!
Tanya Lieberman, IBCLC