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Women Needed for Estrogen Therapy Research

Monday, June 21, 1999

Post-menopausal women are needed to take part in a research study of estrogen therapy and a new type of progesterone being tested for its effectiveness at treating menopause systems. The study is being conducted by physicians in the Reproductive Endocrinology Unit and Menopause Center at Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester Medical Center.Volunteers must be healthy, between the ages of 40 and 65, and at least one year past the date of their last menstrual period. Women who have had a hysterectomy are not eligible. After meeting the study criteria and undergoing a physical examination, volunteers will be randomly placed in one of five treatment groups and receive various combinations of an estrogen and progesterone, or placebo.During this one-year study, volunteers are seen every three months. Benefits to volunteers include free Pap smears and lab tests, free mammograms, and possible relief of menopausal symptoms depending on the study medications they receive. Compensation of $700 is available.

Women interested in participating can call Barbara Kosowski at 275-4149.

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