Spit for the Cure – Breast Cancer
At UAMS, we believe research is the key to winning the battle against breast cancer. And you can help by participating in our Spit for the Cure Breast Cancer Cohort research study conducted at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health and Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute.
It has become clear that an individual’s genetic profile combined with their environmental exposures will decide, to a large degree, an individual’s risk of developing breast cancer.
We invite women from throughout the state of Arkansas to become part of this representative group for breast cancer research. We need participants over the age of 18. You will be asked to provide a saliva sample (for DNA extraction) and answer a short questionnaire, indicating whether or not you are willing to be recontacted for follow-up studies.
DNA samples and answers from the questionnaire will be used to create a “bank” of information for future studies. Each participant’s personal identification will be protected through the use of a unique ID. Researchers will be allowed to access the samples and data linked by the unique ID in order to continue to address specific questions related to the factors affecting breast cancer risk and treatment, without having access to information that could identify you as a person.
If you are interested in helping us to further breast cancer research in Arkansas by participating in Spit for the Cure, please contact Shana Fetters by e-mail at FettersShanaM@uams.edu or by calling 501-296-1131.