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Helping Ourselves, Helping Others: The Young Women’s Breast Cancer Study

LidiaSchapiraby Lidia Schapira MD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Ann Partridge MD, MPH, Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Shoshana Rosenberg, MPH Dana Farber Cancer Institute; Katherine Ruddy MD, Mayo Clinic; Steven Come MD, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital


Established in 2006, Helping Ourselves, Helping Others (HOHO):  the Young Women’s Breast Cancer Study has enrolled more than 1,300 women who were 40 years or younger at the time of their diagnosis of breast cancer. These women were recruited from many participating institutions including Dana- Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, University of Colorado, Mayo Clinic, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Canada, as well as several affiliated community cancer centers. Led by Dr. Ann Partridge at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, many researchers are actively contributing to advance our understanding of the particular concerns faced by young women, to identify biological and psychological issues that require more research and that define the lived experience of young patients and survivors.

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