Past webinars from our Research Webinar Series have featured researchers who collaborated with the Love Research Army for the recruitment of their studies and had results to share. These webinars allowed researchers to present and discuss results and conclusions with both study participants and other interested Love Research Army members. Many of you have participated in these webinars and we are thrilled to be able to close the loop on study participation and share the results of your efforts!

Building upon the successes of our research results webinars, we are expanding our Research Webinar Series by featuring studies that are currently recruiting Love Research Army members. During these webinars researchers will explain the background and significance of their studies in more detail and answer your questions. We are pleased to invite you to the launch of Researcher Webinar Series – Current Studies featuring Dr. Juliet Spencer, PhD, the Principal Investigator for the Avon Viral IL-10 in Cancer Study (AVICS). The link to sign up is below.

What is the Study about?

Researchers at the University of San Francisco have found that a protein produced by human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) called cmvIL-10 promotes the growth and spread of breast cancer cells, increasing the likelihood of metastasis. The cmvIL-10 protein is frequently found at higher than normal levels in the blood of cancer patients.

This study will allow researchers to evaluate cmIL-10 blood levels in breast cancer patients and compare cmIL-10 levels in healthy women and women diagnosed with breast cancer within the last 5 years. If the study finds that some breast cancer patients have higher levels of cmIL-10, it’s possible that the test might be useful for determining whether some patients might benefit from anti-viral drug treatments. If levels are higher in patients with more advanced breast cancer, then it’s possible that screening for cmIL-10 could help doctors monitor whether metastases are more likely to develop or whether a woman’s cancer is responding to treatment. This study was launched to the Love Research Army on September 15th, 2015 and the research team is still looking for people to participate.

Want to know more?

Watch this short video about Dr. Spencer’s work and what is happening in her research lab:

Visit the study page on our website:


Please join us on for the webinar on Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific time (5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern time).

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