Susan M. Love born February 9,  is an American surgeon, a prominent advocate of preventive breast cancer research, and author. She enrolled at Fordham University after having spent five unsuccessful months as a nun with the School Sisters of Notre Dame. In she was appointed by former President Clinton to serve on the National Cancer Advisory Board, where she served until Tyrkus, Michael J
Instantly recognizable, sometimes controversial, Dr. Susan Love may just be the most famous cancer advocate on the planet. A surgeon, researcher, teacher, activist and author, Love is currently the chief visionary officer of the Dr. In , she partnered with the Avon Foundation for Women to launch the Army of Women, a cohort of over , women ready and willing to participate in research. Love is also a cancer survivor. Can you talk about the changes that have happened during that time?
One of the mothers of the breast cancer advocacy movement, Love, 65, is widely known for her best-selling Dr. Hugely admired, Love received more than 1, messages of support from breast cancer survivors when she went public with her diagnosis of leukemia. Love returned to her position as president of the Santa Monica, Calif. Susan Love Research Foundation in January, more dedicated than ever to pushing breast cancer research forward through her two pioneering initiatives: the Army of Women and the Health of Women Study. Cancer Today spoke with Love about her diagnosis and her focus on finding the causes of breast cancer.
By Caroline Helwick May 25, Advertisement. As a breast cancer surgeon and chief visionary officer of Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, she has learned much about the consequences of cancer treatment. But she came by an important aspect of her knowledge more personally.