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DCIS is an acronym for ductal carcinoma in situ. DCIS is a precancer that is usually found on a mammogram. In this video, you will learn how DCIS is diagnosed and treated.

Love Research Army Researcher Webinar Series: A Conversation with Dr. Susan Love

In case you missed the September Army of Women Research Results Webinar, the video broadcast is now available! The webinar featured Dr. Susan Love, Chief Visionary Officer of Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Principal Investigator of the Bacterial and Viral Diversity Study and the Mapping the Breast Ducts Study. Watch the recording above to hear Dr. Love discuss the study results and read a summary of the studies below. 


Bacterial and Viral Diversity Study

Letter from the CEO

Dear Friends,

Autumn is my favorite season. The weather starts to change - even here in Southern California where the temperature drops from the 90s or higher down into the 80s. It's filled with celebrations, starting with Halloween and moving quickly to Thanksgiving, but with none of the chaos that comes with the December holidays.

Why am I talking about Halloween and Thanksgiving when it's still only September?

Are All Appearances What They Seem? New Insights Into DCIS

We tend to forget that science does not always represent "the truth" but is instead our best guess based on the data currently available. Much of our understanding of breast cancer comes from looking at cells under a microscope and predicting how they are going to behave. Based on this research, we have determined that breast cancer starts as an abnormality in the lining of a breast duct, somewhat like rust. It then eventually breaks out of the duct and moves into the surrounding breast tissue.


Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation hires talented individuals looking to make a difference.

The Foundation is dedicated to achieving a future without breast cancer by engaging the public and the scientific communities in innovative research on cause and prevention.

Financial Reports

We are proud of our strong financial management. What is more important than the money we raise is what we do with it. We are extremely careful with the dollars you entrust to our care. We spend 81% of our budget on programs and research and use 19% for operations and fundraising.

Strong financial management allows 81% of our budget to be spent on programs and breast cancer research

For more information about our financial history and spending, please review our audit reports, our Form 990, and our annual reports.

Mission & Impact

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation challenges the status quo to achieve a future without breast cancer and improve the lives of people impacted by it now through education and advocacy. We drive collaborative cutting-edge research  with nontraditional partners, bring to light the collateral damage of treatment and seek ways to diminish it, and interpret science to empower patients.

We drive progress by being fast, flexible, and project-based. We actively engage the public in our scientific research to ensure that it produces accurate and meaningful results.

Dr. Susan Love

Dr. Susan Love

Susan M. Love, MD, MBA has dedicated her professional life to the eradication of breast cancer. What began as a career in the 1970's quickly turned into a mission and as chief visionary officer of Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (DSLRF), Dr. Love oversees an active research program centered on breast cancer cause and prevention.