Breast Cancer Advocate Dr. Susan Love will Provide Keynote Address for CPIC’s 40th Anniversary Pioneering Prevention Event June 26th in San Francisco

Collaboration and sharing are essential to cancer prevention research, according to Dr. Love

FREMONT, CA (May 27, 2014) —The Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) has announced that author and cancer prevention advocate Susan Love, M.D. will serve as keynote speaker for the organization’s 40th anniversary celebration Pioneering Prevention. The event takes place Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 6 PM at Gap Inc. Headquarters in San Francisco.

“I am honored to provide the keynote speech for CPIC’s 40th anniversary celebration,” Dr. Love said. “This organization has been working to prevent cancer since 1974 when then President Nixon declared ‘war on cancer.’  I am impressed by the long-standing commitment and years of dedication among the scientists and staff at CPIC. They truly are prevention pioneers.”

“Dr. Love is an inspiring, impassioned leader and advocate for cancer prevention,” said Dori Ives, Director of Development and Communications at CPIC. “Her drive and initiative in facilitating collaborative research and educating the public about breast cancer is exemplary. We are delighted she is joining us for this important milestone in our history.” 

Dr. Love has dedicated her professional life to the eradication of breast cancer and, since retiring from her active surgery practice in 1996, has been an enthusiastic advocate for cancer prevention. She is the chief visionary officer of Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, whose mission is to achieve a future without breast cancer. Two years ago, following a leukemia diagnosis, she underwent chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. She came away from this experience more determined than ever to put a stop to cancer. 

“It is imperative that we find the causes of cancer and focus our efforts on prevention,” Dr. Love said. “We need collaboration. No single university, foundation or lab can find all the answers by themselves. It is only by working together and sharing ideas that the real breakthroughs can be made.”

Dr. Love is often referred to as one of the “founding mothers” of the breast cancer advocacy movement. Her well-known book, Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book, has been termed “the bible for women with breast cancer” and is currently in its fifth edition. She is also recognized for her book on menopause and hormone therapy, which was one of the first to sound the alarm against long-term use of postmenopausal hormone replacement.

Her mission to find the causes and identify ways to prevent cancer includes the Army of Women®, an innovative and cost-effective resource  for researchers looking to recruit women for their breast cancer research, and the Health of Women [HOW] Study™, a long-term online cohort open to anyone over the age of 18, seeking to identify risk factors and prevention methods. She believes the answer lies not in more screening to find cancer, but in not getting cancer in the first place. 

Tickets for CPIC’s 40th Anniversary Pioneering Prevention event are $240 for individuals, $2,200 for a table for ten, and support CPIC’s mission to prevent cancer before it starts. For information and to reserve tickets, visit www.cpic.org/anniversary or contact Sandi Farrell at 510-608-5003 or sandi.farrell@cpic.org.  For sponsorship opportunities and benefits, please contact Dori Ives at 510-608-5051 or dori.ives@cpic.org.


About the Cancer Prevention Institute of California
The Cancer Prevention Institute of California (CPIC) is the nation’s premier organization dedicated to preventing cancer and to reducing its burden where it cannot yet be prevented. CPIC tracks patterns of cancer throughout the entire population and identifies those at risk for developing cancer. Its research scientists are leaders in investigating the causes of cancer in large populations to advance the development of prevention-focused interventions. CPIC’s innovative cancer prevention research and education programs, together with the work of the Stanford Cancer Institute, deliver a comprehensive arsenal for defeating cancer. For more information, visit CPIC’s official website at www.cpic.org.

About Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s mission is to achieve a future without breast cancer by focusing on prevention and finding the cause. This is being accomplished by democratizing research to include the public’s voice in the process, facilitating research through programs like the Army of Women® launched in 2008 as a resource for researchers, and performing research through projects like the innovative Health of Women [HOW] Study™, created in 2012 to identify the cause and cost of the disease through an online cohort.

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, and its more than 375,000 volunteers nationwide, invite you to Act with Love and become part of a movement to engage the public in breast cancer research with the goal of eradicating the disease once and for all. To learn more and show your support, visit www.actwithlove.org.


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Media Contact: Jana Cuiper, 510-608-5160 | jana.cuiper@cpic.org


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