Triple Negative Breast Cancer

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Triple Negative Breast Cancer

Triple-negative breast cancer is when the cancerous cells lack estrogen and progesterone receptors, and HER2 protein on cell surfaces. Without these receptors and the HER2 protein, neither hormone therapy nor drug treatments that target the HER2 protein are effective. Also triple-negative breast cancers grow and spread faster than most other breast cancers. For these mentioned reasons, chemotherapy is recommended even at the early onset of the disease.

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Breast Cancer Connections

We support people touched by breast or ovarian cancer by providing comprehensive, personalized services in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion.

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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Following organizations serve the condition "Triple Negative Breast Cancer" for support, advocacy or research.

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Breast Cancer Connections

We support people touched by breast or ovarian cancer by providing comprehensive, personalized services in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion.

http://www.bcconnections.org

Last Updated: 22 Apr 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Triple Negative Breast Cancer" returned 354 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The many faces of triple negative breast cancer.
 

Author(s): T Potecă, M Comănescu, A Potecă, C Cocosila,

Journal: Chirurgia (Bucur). ;109(4):471-9.

 

Triple negative breast tumors are described by the lack of immunohistochemical expression for hormone receptors (ER and PgR) and Her2 neu. The immunophenotype is, in general,associated with young age and high biological aggressiveness,its frequency in the literature ranging from 10 ...

Last Updated: 23 Aug 2014

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The prevalence of BRCA1/2 mutations of triple-negative breast cancer patients in Xinjiang multiple ethnic region of China.
 

Author(s): Yong Tao Li, Duo Ni, Liang Yang, Qian Zhao, Jiang Hua Ou

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The screening of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations is now an established component of risk evaluation and management of familial breast cancer, early-onset breast cancer and bilateral breast cancer patients. There is still some controversy about whether this screening should be done in triple-negative ...

Last Updated: 1 Jul 2014

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Hypoxia-inducible factor-dependent signaling between triple-negative breast cancer cells and mesenchymal stem cells promotes macrophage recruitment.
 

Author(s): Pallavi Chaturvedi, Daniele M Gilkes, Naoharu Takano, Gregg L Semenza

Journal: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 2014 May;111(20):E2120-9.

 

Intratumoral hypoxia induces the recruitment of stromal cells, such as macrophages and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), which stimulate invasion and metastasis by breast cancer cells (BCCs). Production of macrophage colony-stimulating factor 1 (CSF1) by BCCs is required for macrophage ...

Last Updated: 21 May 2014

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The terms "Triple Negative Breast Cancer" returned 45 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

MicroRNAs and triple negative breast cancer.
 

Author(s): Elvira D'Ippolito, Marilena V Iorio

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Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) is a very aggressive tumor subtype, which still lacks specific markers for an effective targeted therapy. Despite the common feature of negativity for the three most relevant receptors (ER, PgR and HER2), TNBC is a very heterogeneous disease where ...

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2013

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New targets for triple-negative breast cancer.
 

Author(s): Christina I Herold, Carey K Anders

Journal: Oncology (Williston Park, N.Y.). 2013 Sep;27(9):846-54.

 

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) lacks the three most commonly targeted receptors in human breast cancer--the estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)/neu--and it is associated with an aggressive natural history. More ...

Last Updated: 28 Nov 2013

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Identification and use of biomarkers in treatment strategies for triple-negative breast cancer subtypes.
 

Author(s): Brian D Lehmann, Jennifer A Pietenpol

Journal: J. Pathol.. 2014 Jan;232(2):142-50.

 

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a heterogeneous disease with distinct molecular subtypes that respond differentially to chemotherapy and targeted agents. The absence of high-frequency molecular alterations and a limited number of known biomarkers have limited the development ...

Last Updated: 11 Dec 2013

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Last Updated: 28 Nov 2012

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Patient-derived Xenograft (PDX) Modeling of Treatment Response for Triple Negative Breast Cancer
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Triple Negative Breast Cancer

 

Last Updated: 19 Sep 2014

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Phase II Study of IMMU-132 Alone or in Combination With Carboplatin in Patients With Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Triple-negative Breast Cancer

 

Last Updated: 11 Jun 2014

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