Susan M. Love

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Opportunities for the detection, prediction, and treatment of breast cancer exist at three biological levels: systemically via the blood, at the whole organ level, and within the individual ductal lobular structures of the breast. This review covers the evaluation of approaches targeted to the ductal lobular units, where breast cancer begins. Studies to(More)
Preclinical data have shown the potential of the intraductal administration of chemotherapy for breast cancer prevention. Direct translation of this work has been stymied by the anatomical differences between rodents (one duct per teat) and women (5-9 ductal systems per breast). The objective of this phase I study was to show the safety and feasibility of(More)
Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women globally. This paper discusses the current progress in breast cancer in Western countries and focuses on important differences of this disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMCs). It introduces several arguments for applying caution before globalizing some of the US-adopted practices in the(More)
Thirty women with ductal carcinoma-in-situ (DCIS) diagnosed by minimally invasive biopsy techniques are being recruited for an IRB approved study testing the effects of neoadjuvant pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (Doxil) delivered through the affected duct on histology and imaging. Pre-procedure MRI and mammography are obtained on consenting women with a(More)
By 2010, the majority of approximately 1.5 million annual new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in countries with limited resources. Public health approaches to medical problems emphasize the importance of practical, limited toxicity and very inexpensive interventions. While clinical trials in Western countries are testing the concept of(More)
Intraductal approaches encompass procedures and technologies that are designed to access and interrogate the ductal-alveolar systems of the human breast, and include nipple aspiration, ductal lavage, random periareolar fine needle aspiration, and ductoscopy. These approaches are being used to collect and analyze fluids and cells to develop methods for(More)
BACKGROUND Sagittal ratio values (SRVs) of cervical vertebrae are used for ante-mortem diagnosis of cervical vertebral stenotic myelopathy, but intraobserver and interobserver variability in measurement may influence radiographic interpretation of vertebral stenosis in horses with neurological disease. OBJECTIVES To determine intraobserver repeatability(More)
The microbiome impacts human health and disease. Until recently, human breast tissue and milk were presumed to be sterile. Here, we investigated the presence of microbes in the nipple aspirate fluid (NAF) and their potential association with breast cancer. We compared the NAF microbiome between women with a history of breast cancer (BC) and healthy control(More)