The National Cancer Institute (NCI), a federal agency that is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the George Washington School of Public Health, would like to talk to women who are providing care for a family member or friend with cancer. The study is interested in the care giving experience and coping mechanisms.
If you are:
- Between the ages of 31 and 80
- Currently providing care for someone over the age of 20 with cancer
- OR you provided care for someone over the age of 20 with cancer at end of life within the last year
Please call them toll-free at 1-888-249-0029, Monday through Friday, between 9 AM and 5 PM EDT. Participating in this study involves a total of 15-20 minutes by phone.
The Sister Study, which is being conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences of the National Institutes of Health, is recruiting participants for the only long-term study of women aged 35-74 whose sister had breast cancer.
The purpose of this national study is to learn how environment and genes affect the chances of getting breast cancer. Currently almost 35,000 women are enrolled in the study, with a goal of having 50,000 women enrolled by the end of 2007. This wide reaching study incorporates women of different generations and from various racial and ethnic groups and geographic regions of the United States and Puerto Rico.
Visit their website, www.sisterstudy.org, to learn more, or call 1-877-4SISTER. (Para espanol, www.estudiodehermanas.org).