The Menopause Strategies: Finding Lasting Answers for Symptoms and Health (MsFLASH) Trials is a research group that conducts studies focused on relieving the most common, bothersome symptoms of menopause. MsFLASH's goal is to find promising treatments for these problems and improve the quality of life and health of midlife women as they age.
Since 2008, the MsFLASH network has completed four clinical trials testing seven interventions that involved 1000 women between the ages of 40 and 62 with hot flashed, sleep problems and other menopausal symptoms.
Why are our studies important?
There has not been much research focused on health concerns unique to midlife women. Through our studies we help learn more about ways to treat their symptoms of menopause and help doctors develop better ways to treat women as they transition through menopause.
The MsFLASH network is funded by the National Institute on Aging. In the past, we also received funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, and the Office of Research on Women’s Health. All are part of the National Institutes of Health.
The MsFLASH network is led by principal investigators: Katherine A. Guthrie, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA; Andrea Z. LaCroix, PhD, University of California, San Diego and Susan D. Reed, MD, MPH, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.