To End Breast Cancer.
Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research challenges the status quo to end breast cancer and improve the lives of people impacted by it now through education and advocacy. The Foundation drives collaborative, cutting-edge research with nontraditional partners, brings to light the collateral damage of treatment and seeks ways to diminish it, and interprets science to empower patients. Fast, flexible, and project-based, the Foundation actively engages the public in scientific research to ensure that it produces accurate and meaningful results.
Here is a sampling of our key projects – and our reasons for pursuing them:
Because breast cancer happens in people, research needs to involve human beings to generate meaningful results…
Army of Women – Bringing together women (and men) of every ethnicity, with and without breast cancer, and those at high risk, to be a resource for leading researchers addressing critical questions.
Health of Women Study – Conducting an international online study to track significant numbers of women (and men), with and without a history of breast cancer, over time, using a series of questionnaires to delve deeply into the breast cancer conundrum.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Collateral Damage Project – Crowdsourcing information from people with metastatic breast cancer to fully understand the life-altering impact of the disease and its treatment and then develop a set of recommendations on how to improve their quality of life.
Because in order to prevent a disease, you need to understand how and where it starts…
Biome Study – Collaborating with a leading immunology researcher to investigate differences in the bacteria and viruses present in the breast ductal fluid of women with and without a history of breast cancer to determine whether breast cancer may be caused or prevented by an infectious agent.
Mapping the Breast Ducts Study – Joining forces with a world-renowned institution that is expert in imaging and data analysis for space exploration to figure out the uncharted anatomy of the breast ductal system so we can figure out how and where a cancer starts in women.
Because empowering patients with vital information requires deft interpretation, engaging presentation, and wide reach…
ImPatient Science – Translating breast cancer science and medicine into digestible segments of easy-to-grasp information in a series of videos featuring Dr. Susan Love.
Breast Cancer Explained – Providing a wealth of information drawn from Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book – “the bible for women with breast cancer” (The New York Times) on our website.
Research Worth Watching – Dr. Love breaking down current and emerging scientific research and concepts to educate patients and their families via blogs, webinars, and other digital media.
Research Ambassadors for Community Health (ReACH) – Working with local community advocates (currently in Los Angeles) to increase diversity in our research studies and bring our educational programs to underserved communities.