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Understanding Triple Negative Breast Cancer These subtypes of breast cancer are generally diagnosed based upon the presence, or lack of, three "receptors" known to fuel most breast cancers: estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). The most successful treatments for breast cancer target these receptors.

Unfortunately, none of these receptors are found in women with triple negative breast cancer. In other words, a triple negative breast cancer diagnosis means that the offending tumor is estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative and HER2-negative, thus giving rise to the name "triple negative breast cancer." On a positive note, this type of breast cancer is typically responsive to chemotherapy. However, triple negative tumors generally do not respond to receptor targeted treatments, and they can be particularly aggressive, and more likely to recur.

The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation is devoted to finding targeted treatment for triple negative breast cancer. With your help, we will find a cure.

Download a PDF of the Guide to Understanding Triple Negative Breast Cancer, developed in collaboration with Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

For more information on Triple Negative Breast Cancer, our Foundation, or how you can help find a cure, visit: TNBCFoundation.org

BCN News Articles for: November 22, 2014

  • More breast cancer patients opting for mastectomy, Vanderbilt study finds
  • Nationwide Trends in Mastectomy for Early-Stage Breast Cancer
  • Common blood pressure medication does not increase risk of breast cancer, new study finds
  • How do I tell the children? Women's experiences of sharing information about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • The sodium channel 1 subunit mediates outgrowth of neurite-like processes on breast cancer cells and promotes tumour growth and metastasis
  • Validation of the Manchester scoring system for predicting BRCA1/2 mutations in 9,390 families suspected of having hereditary breast and ovarian cancer
  • Adherence to cancer prevention guidelines and risk of breast cancer
  • Prechemotherapy antimullerian hormone, age, and body size predict timing of return of ovarian function in young breast cancer patients
  • Implementing and evaluating shared decision making in oncology practice
  • Patients Prefer Chemotherapy on the Same Day As Their Medical Oncology Outpatient Appointment
  • Metabolic `reprogramming' by the p53 gene family leads to tumor regression
  • IAPP-driven metabolic reprogramming induces regression of p53-deficient tumours in vivo

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