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Beaumont Seeks Participants For Nationwide Breast Cancer Study

August 17, 2018 - 10:12 am
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ROYAL OAK (WWJ) - Beaumont Hospital is looking for women, with and without, breast cancer for a nationwide research study.

Researchers will compare the over-all health of women who have had chemotherapy and those who haven't, to learn the long-term impact of treatment. The goal is the results of this research, known as the UPBEAT study, or Understanding and Predicting Breast Cancer Events after Treatment, will help doctors improve the care of breast cancer patients. 

People going through chemotherapy experience many side effects including heart-related issues, an inability to exercise and fatigue. Researchers will compare the effects of participants receiving chemotherapy with those who are not. 

The study will require participants to meet at one of the Beaumont locations for a questionnaire, lab work, nurse assessment, disability measures, six minute walk and a brief cardiac MRI at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. Participants will perform those procedures four times: their initial visit, three-month, 12-month and 24-month visits. The researchers will also contact each participant once a year for seven to 10 years after their final visit for a five minute questionnaire. 

The cost of procedures will be covered by the study, while some associated care may be considered a standard and billed to a patient's health insurance company. All prticipants will receive a $25 gift card for each visit. (Total amount will not exceed $100).

For those who are interested, detailed information on the study criteria is available by contacting Beaumont’s Cancer Clinical Trials Office at 248-551-7695. For more information on the study, visit this link