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Love, Susan (1948–)

Love, Susan (1948–)

American physician and breast cancer researcher. Name variations: Susan M. Love. Born Feb 9, 1948, in Little Silver, NJ; children: 1.

Noted breast cancer surgeon, began private practice (1980); became director of breast clinic at Beth Israel Hospital (1982), the 1st on-staff female general surgeon; was surgical oncologist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute; co-founded Faulkner Breast Center in Boston (1988); taught at Harvard Medical School as assistant professor of surgery; considered standard cancer treatment inadequate; co-founded the National Breast Cancer Coalition (1990), which increased research funds from $90 million (1990) to over $420 million (1994); served as director of Revlon-UCLA Breast Center (1992) until retirement from surgery (1996); taught at UCLA School of Medicine as adjunct professor (1996) and worked at Santa Barbara Breast Cancer Institute as medical director; writings include Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book (1990) and Dr. Susan Love's Hormone Book: Making Informed Choices about Menopause (1997).

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