Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 154, Issue 3, pp 617–621 | Cite as

The 8th international symposium on the breast: Using next-generation science to understand the normal breast and the development of breast cancer- conference report

  • Ameer GomberawallaEmail author
  • Susan Love
Brief Report


Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is committed to performing and advancing research that will lead to the discovery of what causes cancer to develop in the human breast. As part of this effort, the Foundation hosted the 8th International Symposium on the Breast in Santa Monica, Calif., Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2015. More than 120 forward-thinking clinical researchers, epidemiologists, pathologists, basic scientists, translational investigators, and breast cancer advocates from six countries attended this year’s conference, “Using Next Generation Science to Understand the Normal Breast and the Development of Cancer.” The highlights from this year’s symposium are summarized in this report.


Breast Cancer Normal Breast Tissue Nipple Aspirate Fluid Ductal Lavage Mammary Ductoscopy 
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Consortium Contest

The formal proceedings were followed by presentations from the 14 teams that were formed during the Symposium to compete for pilot grants. Additionally, public presentations were done by Dr. Susan love and four other participants of the consortium. Commenting from the audience, Judith Salerno, M.D., president and CEO of Susan G. Komen, said, “I spent many years at the NIH funding safe science. It was energizing to be here and to see this research. I’m glad we could support it.”

Consortium Grant Awards

At the end of the Symposium, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation awarded a total of $50,000 in grants funded by Susan G. Komen to support multidisciplinary consortia formed at the Symposium. Additionally, Atossa Genetics also sponsored research from this consortia. Grant recipients and their titles are listed in appendix A.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflicts of Interest

Authors AG and SL have no conflicts of interest to report with this manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dr. Susan Love Research FoundationSanta MonicaUSA

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