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Archive for the ‘Dr. Susan Love’ Category

PUMA Project Pink - WE WON!

We Won! Thanks to YOU! I’m beyond thrilled to tell you that the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation has been named the 2011 beneficiary of Project Pink by PUMA®! Thank you to each and every one of you who voted for us and tweeted every day! Without you, we wouldn’t be the proud winners of Project Pink! As [...]

Metastatic Breast Cancer: Telling the Whole Story

A message from Dr. Susan Love for Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day By now you have noticed that it is October, and that a pink haze has settled on the land. The message of “early detection saves lives” has been broadcast on every form of media available. But there is a part of the breast cancer [...]

Happy 3rd Anniversary!

Who would have thought that on October 1, 2008, we would launch a breast cancer revolution? But that’s exactly what happened when I went on the TODAY Show that morning and, surrounded by women of all ages and ethnicity, with and without breast cancer, who joined me at Rockefeller Plaza, announced that we were going [...]

Breast Cancer 101 with Dr. Susan Love

Watch now! Dr. Susan Love, President of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, recently hosted a “Breast Cancer 101″ webinar. For those unable to watch the webinar live, we have now posted the webinar online and have also included the Power Point slides that she used during the presentation. The webinar is a great opportunity to [...]

A Special Mother’s Day Message

As I think of this special day, I think of my Grandmother who died of breast cancer in her 50’s and how much has changed since then when the only treatment was a radical mastectomy. Today, we have lots of tools: surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and even Herceptin, a monoclonal antibody. We’ve come a [...]

Postmenopausal Hormones and the Benefits of Research

The follow up report on the Women’s Health Initiative’s (WHI) - Estrogen Alone Study was published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association, and once again the media is having a field day! You didn’t have to look far to find confusing and contradictory headlines such as: “Hormone therapy for menopause symptoms: safer for some?” or “Estrogen Lowers Breast Cancer and Heart Risk in Some” The first WHI study results, published in 2004, reported on the effect that estrogen had on women who had had a hysterectomy. At this point, the researchers were looking at what took place after the women had taken the drug an average of 3.5 years. They found that the women on estrogen had a decrease in fractures and an increase in stroke and blood clots compared with those on the placebo. They also found that estrogen did not reduce or increase a woman’s risk of having a heart attack. In addition, the findings suggested that estrogen might also decrease breast cancer risk.

Research Results: Obesity Study

Watch Dr. Susan Love and Dr. Catherine Carpenter, an Army of Women researcher, as they host an interactive Q&A webinar! Dr. Carpenter and her team conducted The Effects of Weight Loss on the Local Breast Environment study (also known as the Obesity Study) and the Army of Women played an important role in helping the research [...]

Research Results: Latina Breast Cancer Survivors Quality of Life Study

Army of Women volunteers recently participated in a study called “Quality of Life in Latina Breast Cancer Survivors.”  This study at Georgetown University was investigating how cultural factors influenced quality of life in Latina breast cancer survivors. The Army of Women provided the researchers with more than 125 women who were interested in enrolling in [...]

We Are 350,000 Members and Going Strong

Thanks to all of you, we hit the 350,000 mark on Thursday. We could have never done this without the support of our partners, foot soldiers and most importantly, every single one of you who are helping us spread the word every day. In order to reach the 500,000 mark, we need your help more [...]

2010: A Great Year for the Army of Women

The end of the year is a time of reflection on all YOU have accomplished in the past two years! Together we have recruited almost 350,000 women and a few good men to the Army of Women. We have launched 42 studies and closed 17; 8 of them within 2 days; 12 in less than [...]