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Vol. LVII, No. 17
August 26, 2005

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Cancer Survivors, Controls Needed
A study needs volunteers who have been diagnosed and treated for brain or breast cancer, are between the ages of 20 and 70 and were working full time for at least one year prior to diagnosis. We also need healthy volunteers who have never been diagnosed with cancer and have no chronic illness, are between the ages of 20 and 70 and who have been working full time for at least the past year. You will be asked to complete a 1-hour questionnaire online with questions related to work and health. Participants will be compensated and receive a free Livestrong yellow wrist band. If interested, go to and enter any username and password you wish. Research is conducted by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and American University.

Stopping Your Estrogen Therapy?
NIMH is investigating whether mood, anxiety and irritability occur when you stop taking your estrogen or estrogen/progesterone combination therapy. Participants should be between ages 45-60, have a past history of perimenopausal mood symptoms responsive to estrogen therapy (ET) or combination therapy, be currently taking ET or combination therapy and be in good physical health. For information, call Linda Simpson-St. Clair at (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Perimenopausal Depression Study
Are you experiencing mood disturbances and has your menstrual cycle been irregular for at least 6 months? You may be eligible to participate in an NIMH study of phytoestrogens in the treatment of perimenopausal mood symptoms. This 8-week study is seeking women ages 40-60 years old in good physical health and medication-free. Call Linda Simpson-St. Clair at (301) 496-9576 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).

Study Seeks Research Participants
Employees receiving the smallpox vaccination at the Occupational Medical Service as part of their employment requirements are asked to consider participating in a study looking at the body's immune response to the vaccine. There are a total of 9 visits, 7 visits within the first 2 weeks at the 11th floor clinic in Bldg. 10. Each visit consists of a blood draw, throat swab and skin swab and is compensated. Visits are arranged around your schedule but must occur in the morning or early afternoon. Each visit is about 30 minutes or less. For more information call Patricia Hohman at (301) 496-8412.

Lyme Disease Study
Do you think you have Lyme disease? People with active Lyme disease are invited to participate in a study at NIH. Evaluation and treatment provided. For information call (301) 496-8412.