Research Worth Watching

Research in the Time of COVID-19 by Dr. Susan Love

When the pandemic began, Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research faced a dilemma: How could we continue our research without putting people at risk? I was especially concerned about our project to map the normal anatomy of the breast ducts. After many...

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Breast Cancer Over the Years by Dr. Susan Love

There is something about living in the midst of a pandemic that makes you reflect on what has come before us and what our future will be. When I was training as a surgeon 40 years ago, if a woman was found to have a breast lump, we would schedule her for surgery. At...

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Male Breast Cancer by Dr. Susan Love

I hope you heard the news that our Army of Women now has a more inclusive name: Love Research Army. The Army’s goals haven’t changed. But the new name is part of our broader effort to push researchers toward more inclusive research eligibility requirements that will...

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COVID-19 Updates and Upcoming Webinar by Dr. Susan Love

There’s no shortage of eblasts, tweets and notifications going out about websites providing information about COVID-19 for cancer patients and survivors. This is clearly important. Yet the fact remains we still know very little about COVID-19 and how it affects people...

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COVID-19 Meets Breast Cancer

If there ever was a time to be impatient that science takes time, it is as the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic. But if there was ever a time to be grateful for science, it is now as well. If it wasn’t for science, we wouldn’t know what this virus is, be able to test...

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Collateral Damage: It is Not All in Your Head

As most of you probably know, my own experience with leukemia has made me very aware of the collateral damage of cancer treatments. I’ve often said that to reduce collateral damage we need researchers to use the same technologies they are using to develop precision...

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Research Worth the Wait by Dr. Susan Love

I love research! That’s why I’ve dedicated most of my career to clinical research—studies that are done on people—to better understand the human breast and, ultimately, gain new insights into what causes breast cancer.To some, it might sound boring to study the same...

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Behind the Hype: Breast Cancer Vaccine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 21, 2019  Last week my email burst forth with this headline: Florida woman recovers from breast cancer with trial vaccine. The article was about a woman named Lee Mercker who was treated in a clinical trial at...

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Research Worth Watching: Mammary Gland Magic

If you’ve come to one of my talks or read my Breast Book, you are likely to know that I think the human mammary gland is a magical organ. Why do I believe this? Well, for starters, it is the only organ that we are not born with. (Try to think of another one. It’s...

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Research Worth Watching: Going Beyond Sex & Gender

This recent paper in the British Medical Journal on breast cancer risk in transgender people receiving hormone treatment sparked my interest because not only did it draw attention to a group of people all too often overlooked by cancer researchers but it showed us why...

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Research Worth Watching: Breast Cancer Screening Options

Joan Lunden’s post on Instagram —#10yearchallenge —reminded me how important it is to educate women about breast density and how it may affect breast health. Basically, the breast is formed of milk ducts (usually collapsed if you are not breast feeding) that are...

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Research Worth Watching: Overview from San Antonio 2018

The Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium has been going on since 1977! From a one-day regional conference, the Symposium has grown to a five-day international meeting attended by advocates, clinicians, basic scientists and pharmaceutical companies from over 90...

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Research Tells Us: Never Assume

The reading I’ve done over the past several weeks has reminded me yet again why it is critical that we go back and question our assumptions about cancer. Assumptions are rooted in the scientific process. Science is all about observing certain phenomena and then...

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Research Worth Watching-Breastfeeding: Benefits vs. Politics

I was among the many who were shocked to learn that this spring the United States pushed Ecuador to drop a resolution in support of breastfeeding it had intended to introduce in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly. The benefits of...

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