Researchers from the University of Wisconsin are inviting women to participate in a study. The purpose of this research study is to test whether certain environmental pollutants in women's blood have an effect on breast tissue.
Who is Eligible
- Postmenopausal women ages 55-70 who are obtaining a mammogram at the UW Health West Clinic or the UW Health Breast Center
- Women without any prior use of hormone replacement therapy or tamoxifen (also called Nolvadex)
- Women who have never been diagnosed with breast cancer, have never had a mastectomy, and have never had breast implants
What is Involved
- Completing a survey (approximately 10 minutes to complete)
- Donating a blood sample
- Allowing the researchers to obtain a copy of your mammorgram
- Receiving $25 as a token of our appreciation
Benefits of Participating
Help researchers better understand whether environmental pollutants are having an effect on breast tissue.
To volunteer for the study, or for more information, contact Lori Wollet or speak with a receptionist at the UW Health West Clinic or UW Health Breast Center at your next mammogram appointment.
Principal Investigators of the study are Amy Trentham-Dietz, PhD and Gale Sisney, MD, faculty at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health.