Helping Ourselves, Helping Others: The Young Women's Breast Cancer Study
The investigators are conducting a longitudinal cohort study of young women with breast
cancer. The investigators identify women age 40 and younger with newly-diagnosed breast
cancer from academic and community healthcare institutions. After women consent to the
study, they fill-out surveys and give blood samples, and the investigators collect tissue
from their breast cancer tumour after it is removed. Women are surveyed every 6 months for
the first 3 years after diagnosis, then yearly thereafter for an additional 7 years (for a
total follow-up of at least 10 years following diagnosis). The study investigates short and
long-term disease and treatment issues, tumour biology and the relationship to patient
outcomes, and psychosocial concerns at baseline and in follow-up among a cohort of young
women who are newly-diagnosed with breast cancer.
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