The Health Of Women (HOW) Study is a first-of-its-kind international online study for women and men with and without a history of breast cancer.
The Study is being conducted at the
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, in collaboration with City of Hope
Comprehensive Cancer Center.
What is the Health of Women Study?
From the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation website:
"The majority of women who get breast cancer have none of the known
clinical risk factors. This means we don’t know what causes breast
cancer or how to prevent it.
The HOW Study is a first-of-its-kind
international online study for women and men with and without a history
of breast cancer. We will collect information about your health, your
job, your diet, and your family history, among other topics that can
help us get a better understanding of breast cancer and its potential
The HOW Study will track hundreds of thousands of women (and men) over
time to learn what causes breast cancer, and how to prevent it. HOW
will also study long-term breast cancer survivors in order to get a
better understanding of how they are beating the odds. This is the first
time a study of this size and magnitude is collecting data entirely
online. We are excited by this approach because it will allow us to ask
every question any of us (including you) ever wanted answered. We
believe this is the first study that will allow the participants to
submit questions they want studied, and we are eager to hear what you
want us to do!
Once you sign up to become a member of the HOW Study, you will receive
periodic questionnaires that will ask questions about different health
and exposure topics. Each new questionnaire will be released in a "Call
to Action" email and will address a specific topic, such as reproductive
health, cancer history (for those with breast cancer), environmental
exposures, and much, much more. Each questionnaire should take about
60-90 minutes to fill out, and you will get a new one every three to
This is a partnership, and we need you for the long haul. The
more questionnaires you fill out, the more information we will have that
can help us have a better understanding of why women get breast cancer."
Click here to join the HOW Study or find out more.