Sisters of Breast Cancer Patients Wanted for Study
The Sister Study is currently enrolling women age 35 to 74
who have a sister who’s had breast cancer. The goal of the study is to identify
possible environmental and genetic risk factors for the disease. Experts already
know many of the risk factors for breast cancer, including increasing age,
having children later in life or not at all, being physically inactive and being
obese after menopause.
The Sister Study hopes to identify things in the
environment, such as chemicals and food, and things in your genetic makeup that
can also affect your risk of cancer. Women who take part in the study will
comprise various age groups, ethnicities, races, religions and income levels, so
the hope is that the information they contribute will help a wide range of
If you’re interested in enrolling in the study or reading
more about it, visit the Sister Study Website
Sister Study Web Site.