Cancer: The Professional and the Personal: A Conversation with Dr. Susan Love and Susan Braun

May 28, 2013
1:00 pm US Eastern Time

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Susan Love, MD, MBA, is one of the leading figures in confronting breast cancer in our time. She is president and medical director of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, with a mission "to eradicate breast cancer and improve the quality of women's health through innovative research, education and advocacy." She is a clinical professor of surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Her books Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book and Dr. Susan Love's Menopause and Hormone Book have been helpful to countless women. Herself diagnosed with leukemia last year, she took time out for treatment and now says she is "back in action" and "getting stronger by the minute."

Susan Braun is CEO of The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research foundations. Prior to taking that position last year, she was the head of Commonweal, CHE's organizational home. She has been executive director of The American Society of Clinical Oncology Cancer Foundation, CEO of the CURE Media Group and President and CEO of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (now Susan G. Komen for the Cure).

On this call Dr. Love talked about her story of how she has learned “The only difference between a researcher and a patient is a diagnosis.” The two Susans then engaged in wide-ranging dialogue about cancer issues—treatment, prevention, and politics.

The call was moderated by Steve Heilig of CHE.