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Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee

The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation has developed a Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) comprised of advocates, health care professionals, researchers, and other stakeholders. All committee members will:

  • Review requests from scientists seeking permission to solicit volunteers from the Love Army of Women for their research studies, and approve or deny such requests.
  • Serve as spokespersons and advocates for the Love Army of Women.

The SAC includes approximately 51 volunteers who were invited to sit on the committee because of their expertise regarding and their commitment to the eradication of breast cancer. Collaborators, including the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), nominated at least one member from within their organization. New members will be chosen with priority given to specialties needed to implement the current Army of Women strategy.

The SAC will review all research proposals to determine if they are reasonable and feasible in the framework of the Love Army of Women.

Scientific Advisory Committee Members

  • Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH, The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Leslie Bernstein, PhD, City of Hope
  • Donald Berry, PhD, The University of Texas, MD Anderson
  • Abenaa Brewster, MD, MHS, The University of Texas, MD Anderson
  • Julia Brody, PhD, Silent Spring Institute
  • Doris Browne, MD, National Cancer Institute
  • Susan Clare, MD, PhD, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Kay Dickersin, PhD, Johns Hopkins University
  • Suzanne Fuqua, PhD, Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Patricia Ganz, MD, University of California, Los Angeles, Schools of Medicine & Public Health and Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Judy E. Garber, MD, MPH, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  • Ernest T. Hawk, MD, MPH, University of Texas, MD Anderson
  • Albert Hollenbeck, PhD, Albert R. Hollenbeck, Ph.D., Consulting (retired, AARP)
  • Lisa Kay Jacobs, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Marilyn Kwan, PhD, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente
  • Julie Lawrence, DO, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Wake Forest University
  • Judy Luce, MD, San Francisco General Hospital
  • Susan McCann, PhD, RD, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • Sofia Merajver, MD, PhD, University of Michigan
  • Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, University of Michigan Health Systems
  • Julie Palmer, ScD, Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University
  • Patricia Parker, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Ramon Parsons, MD, PhD, Mt. Sinai
  • Alpa Patel, PhD, American Cancer Society
  • Peggy Reynolds, PhD, MPH, Cancer Prevention Institute of California and Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Gedge David Rosson, MD, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
  • Regina Santella, PhD, Columbia
  • Annette Stanton, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Patricia Steeg, PhD, National Cancer Institute
  • Saraswati Sukumar, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Thea D. Tlsty, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Kala Visvanathan, MD, MHS, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Douglas Yee, MD, University of Minnesota
  • Kathy Ball, Breast Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati
  • Vernal Branch, Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Shirley Brown, Women of Color Breast Cancer Survivor's Support Project
  • AnneMarie Ciccarella, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Pat Haugen, South Dakota Breast Cancer Coalition
  • Suzanne Hicks, CRAAB
  • Debbie Laxague, National Breast Cancer Coalition
  • Debra Madden, National Breast Cancer Coalition & Ann's Place: the Home of I Can
  • Marlene McCarthy, Rhode Island Breast Cancer Coalition
  • Chris Norton, Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition
  • Michele Rakoff, Breast Cancer Care and Research Fund
  • Rosemarie Rogers, American Cancer Society
  • Donna Sanderson, Susan G Komen for the Cure Sacramento
  • Vicki Tosher, Colorado Breast Cancer Coalition
  • Sandy Walsh, California Breast Cancer Organizations
  • Christine Brunswick, Metropolitan DC Chapter of NBCC (in memoriam)
  • Maria Wetzel, National Breast Cancer Coalition (in memoriam)