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Date:9/14/2009

udy that will evaluate whether two common fertility drugs can mimic early pregnancy & alter the gene & protein expression profile of breast tissue in women who have had a full-term pregnancy or not. Accepting the award was Professor of Preventive Medicine, Dr. Anna H. Wu.
  • Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope (Suarte) received $300,000 to launch the Love/Avon Army of Women-Hope Cohort study that will create a new, powerful study group for research into questions related to breast cancer incidence, cause and survival. Accepting the award was Assistant Research Professor Dr. Katherine Henderson.
  • Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation (Santa Monica) received $800,000 to support the Love/Avon Army of Women -- a program that both links women interested in participating in breast cancer prevention research directly with scientists, and challenges scientists to study breast cancer in humans, with the ultimate goal of prevention. The Army of Women launched on October 1, 2008 and has recruited over 302,000 women to date. Accepting the award was Dr. Susan Love.
  • UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (Los Angeles) received $850,000 to support the Avon Cares For Life Program, which includes on-site patient navigation, survivorship programs, high-risk clinic and clinical trials infrastructure at the "Avon Breast Cancer Center" at UCLA-Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (located in the center of Los Angeles at the main UCLA campus) and the Olive View Medical Center and its related community clinics, and support for breast imaging fellowships at the Iris Cancer Center for Breast Imaging and UCLA Santa Monica Women's Imaging Centers. Accepting the award was Program Manager, Avon Cares for Life Program, Lori Viveros.
  • During the Avon Walk Los Angeles, which is a noncompetitive event, women and men had a choice of walking a marathon (26.2 miles
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