Symposium on the Intraductal Approach to Breast Cancer

Institution: Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
Investigator(s): Susan Love, M.D., M.B.A. -
Award Cycle: 2007 (Cycle 13) Grant #: 13MB-0001 Award: $25,000
Award Type: Joining Forces Conference Award
Research Priorities
Detection, Prognosis and Treatment>Imaging, Biomarkers, and Molecular Pathology: improving detection and diagnosis



Initial Award Abstract (2007)
The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is committed to advancing research and developing resources that explore the intraductal approach to the breast. As part of this effort, the Foundation hosted The 5th International Symposium on the Intraductal Approach to Breast Cancer in Santa Monica, California, March 1-4, 2007. In attendance were more than 120 oncologists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, surgeons, biochemists, pathologists, radiologists, endocrinologists, and breast cancer advocates who are currently conducting, or are interested in, research utilizing the intraductal approach.

The four-day Symposium opened with a “Minisymposium on the Intracrinology of the Breast.” Over the next two days presentations addressed “Anatomy of the Breast,” “Ductoscopy and Imaging,” “Intraductal Therapy,” “NAF: The Optimal Approach to Screening?” and “Clinical Applications of NAF and Ductal Lavage.” On the fourth and final day of the Symposium, conference participants discussed “Are We Ready to Launch a Large NAF Screening Trial?”

Each topic area began with one or two longer presentations from experts in the field. This was followed by new research, some of which had been funded by the Foundation, and pilot grant proposals. The schedule was structured to encourage attendees to discuss their ideas and share important research insights, with the aim of building the field and moving it forward. Attendees also were able to observe demonstrations of ductoscopy and ductal lavage with ultrasound. A Public Panel provided the community with an opportunity to learn more about ongoing intraductal research and the promise it holds for eradicating breast cancer.

At the close of the Symposium, the Foundation awarded $100,000 in pilot grants to 12 research studies.

A detailed reports from the 2007 Symposium and previous intraductal meetings can be accessed from this link


Final Report (2008)

The Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation is committed to advancing research and developing resources that explore the intraductal approach to the breast. As part of this effort, the Foundation hosted The 5th International Symposium on the Intraductal Approach to Breast Cancer in Santa Monica, California, March 1-4, 2007. In attendance were more than 120 oncologists, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, surgeons, biochemists, pathologists, radiologists, endocrinologists, and breast cancer advocates who are currently conducting, or are interested in, research utilizing the intraductal approach.

The four-day Symposium opened with a “Minisymposium on the Intracrinology of the Breast.” Over the next two days presentations addressed “Anatomy of the Breast,” “Ductoscopy and Imaging,” “Intraductal Therapy,” “NAF: The Optimal Approach to Screening?” and “Clinical Applications of NAF and Ductal Lavage.” On the fourth and final day of the Symposium, conference participants discussed “Are We Ready to Launch a Large NAF Screening Trial?”

Each topic area began with one or two longer presentations from experts in the field. This was followed by new research, some of which had been funded by the Foundation, and pilot grant proposals. The schedule was structured to encourage attendees to discuss their ideas and share important research insights, with the aim of building the field and moving it forward. Attendees also were able to observe demonstrations of ductoscopy and ductal lavage with ultrasound. A Public Panel provided the community with an opportunity to learn more about ongoing intraductal research and the promise it holds for eradicating breast cancer.

At the close of the Symposium, the Foundation awarded $100,000 in pilot grants to 12 research studies.

A detailed reports from the 2007 Symposium and previous intraductal meetings can be accessed from this link .