The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched efforts to increase women Veteran participation in its Million Veteran Program (MVP) to aid in genetic research focused on women health issues. MVP is currently researching genetic and clinical markers to predict breast cancer risk in women Veterans. With increased participation, research could focus on investigating treatments and preventions of diseases that affect women Veterans including depression, hypertension, heart disease, osteoarthritis and others. Participation in MVP is entirely voluntary and Veterans go through an informed consent process to ensure MVP is right for them.

Learn more about enrolling in MVP on their website or by calling 866-441-6075.

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