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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: August 22, 2014

  • Novel gene predicts both breast cancer relapse and response to chemotherapy
  • DEAD-box helicase DP103 defines metastatic potential of human breast cancers
  • Biomarker in an aggressive breast cancer is identified
  • Bioinformatic analysis reveals a pattern of STAT3-associated gene expression specific to basal-like breast cancers in human tumors
  • COMMENTARY: Adjuvant Therapy in Breast Cancer - Have We Already Learned the Entire Lesson?
  • Should a Drain Be Placed in Early Breast Cancer Surgery?
  • Brief Distress Screening in Clinical Practice: Does it Help to Effectively Allocate Psycho-Oncological Support to Female Cancer Inpatients?
  • Are radiation oncologists aware of health literacy among people with cancer treated with radiotherapy?
  • Participation in patient support groups among cancer survivors: do psychosocial and medical factors have an impact?
  • Complementary therapy support in cancer survivorship: a survey of complementary and alternative medicine practitioners' provision and perception of skills
  • ERK1/2 is related to oestrogen receptor and predicts outcome in hormone-treated breast cancer
  • Metabolic syndrome and breast cancer prognosis

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