Every year, as Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins and the wave of pink floods my inbox, mailbox, TV screen, Facebook wall and store shelves, I cringe. This year, I have lost six friends to breast cancer. In the past three weeks, I have received more than a dozen resource requests from women newly diagnosed with breast cancer in the rural county I serve in northern Maine. What is going on? How can this be happening? Haven’t all of these pink ribbons fixed this problem yet? On the contrary, breast cancer incidence is increasing and, despite small adjustments to treatment regimens, years of campaigns to raise awareness, ever-expanding screening programs, increased fundraising efforts and research, incidence and mortality have not changed significantly ...
Research Worth Watching - Precision Medicine and Collateral Damage:
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is actively preparing for our Metastatic Breast Cancer Collateral Damage Project Two-Day Think Tank, which is taking place November 10-11. At the Think Tank, we will present the data we have collected on the collateral damage associated with metastatic breast cancer and its treatments. We will also discuss and develop recommendations that can be implemented within our current healthcare system to improve the lives of those living with metastatic disease.
Letter from the CEO:
October is now past the half way point, which means we’re in the final stretch of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. That does not mean we’re almost done with our work or will ease up on any of our activities after October. In fact, if anything, we’re gearing up for more research in the coming months. I’m happy to share some exciting things happening at the Foundation.