Northwestern researchers investigate soy in breast cancer prevention study
If you are a woman between the ages of 25-55 who is at an increased risk for developing breast cancer, you may be eligible to participate in a study to determine whether soy can help prevent breast cancer. You are at “increased risk” if: you have had breast cancer (duh!); your mother, sister or daughter has had breast cancer; you have had breast biopsies in the past; you did not have children prior to age 30; or you had your first menstrual period before age 12.
During this six-month study, participants will avoid foods high in soy, take study medication pills every day, go to Northwestern in Chicago five times, have physical breast exams, have breast tissue sampling with a fine needle and have nipple fluid collection with mild suction.