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"I promise, Suzy... Even if it takes the rest of my life." - Nancy G. Brinker, founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure

What is Triple Negative Breast Cancer?


Just in recent years, Triple Negative Breast Cancer has sparked interest in the news where instead of calling the tumor as ER-negative, PR-negative, and HER2-negative; researchers began using the shorthand term, "Triple Negative," dubbed the "new type" type of cancer. Being Triple Negative, you don't have a targeted therapy and that your only treatment option is chemotherapy.

Triple Negative is seen in about 15% of all breast cancers. Triple Negative is a very aggressive cancer that tends to strike younger women, pre-menopause, especially among African-American women and women who have BRCA1 mutations. The tumor tends to be fast growing and is less likely to show up on an annual mammogram. TN is more likely to metastasis early on; has a high rate of recurrence in the first 2-3 years from diagnosis and has a poorer prognosis than other types of breast cancer due to lack of specific, targeted treatment for TNBC.

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Milwaukee Doctor Battles Rare Cancer


Raise awareness about triple negative breast cancer (tnbc)

Dr. Flippin is an african american doctor who was diagnosed with tnbc 9/2010. She has no family history of cancer and had never heard specifically of tnbc prior to her diagnosis. There is a drastic health disparity in under served and under represented communities and tnbc is no different. This led to her drive and desire to bring awareness about tnbc to these communities; consequently, FLIPPIN
 TO A CURE was birthed.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Vegetable-derived Compound Effective In Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer, Research Suggests

ScienceDaily (Oct. 17, 2012) — A new compound created from a rich source in vegetables including broccoli and brussel sprouts has been developed to combat triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). 
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Triple Step Toward The Cure

TRIPLE STEP TOWARD THE CURE  was created to raise awareness about triple negative breast cancer and provide support to those who have been diagnosed with the disease. Please visit us at:

Triple Step Toward the Cure seeks to raise awareness about triple negative breast cancer by:

EDUCATING the public about triple negative breast cancer and supporting efforts to discover the cause of the disease, viable treatment options, and a cure;

ENCOURAGING women diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer as they battle the disease by providing emotional and financial support; and

EMPOWERING women at risk for the disease in underserved communities to be proactive and make informed decisions to ensure optimal health and wellness.
Company Overview
Triple Step Toward the Cure was founded by three women (Carole Flowers-Clement, Louisa Gloger, & Lori Flowers) whose lives have been personally affected by triple negative breast cancer, a rare sub-type of breast cancer that disproportionately affects young pre-menopausal women and women of color.
We are a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that provides emotional and financial support along with referral resources to women with triple negative breast cancer.

Location   PO Box 638
               Mill Valley, California 94942-0638

Phone      (519) 562-1889


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Komen Tissue Bank Efforts To Gain Knowledge Of Triple Negative Breast Cancer In Women Of African Descent...

Susan G. Komen Tissue Bank at the Indiana University Simon Cancer Center plans tin 2013 to expand efforts to Kenya in search of answers to Triple Negative Breast Cancer in women of African descent. http://komentissuebank.iu.edu/ (Click to link)

"The Komen Tissue Bank (KTB) is the world’s only biobank, collecting healthy, normal breast tissue which is then shared with researchers across the globe. Komen’s new half-million dollar grant sets the stage for the Tissue Bank to conduct a first-of-its-kind tissue collection in Kenya, gathering normal breast tissue (as well as matched serum, plasma and DNA) from 200 Kenyan donors. This tissue also will be available to researchers globally."
http://blog.komen.org/?p=2392 (Click link to full story)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Turmeric Study On Triple Negative Breast Cancer...

"These organizations should consider the latest Chinese study and the role turmeric may play in helping breast cancer sufferers through the induction of programmed cell death in triple-negative breast cancer cells."
http://www.naturalsolutionsmag.com/news-item/turmeric-breast-cancer (Click link to full story)

"These results indicate that curcumin is able to inhibit the proliferation of TNBC cells. Inhibition of the EGFR signaling pathway is the likely underlying molecular mechanism."
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23023821 (Click link for full abstract)

 "A new laboratory study in Molecular Medical Reports suggests that using curcumin as a spice or a dietary supplement often may help prevent triple negative breast cancer, which is an aggressive type of breast tumor." http://www.foodconsumer.org/newsite/Nutrition/Supplements/herbs/curcumin_triple_negative_breast_cancer_1002121020.html  (Click link for full story)

"LaTonia Taliaferro-Smith, PhD - "She Not Only Wanted To Have The Answers For My Sister, But Black Women in General"

"LaTonia Taliaferro-Smith, PhD, a researcher at Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University is working hard in finding a cure for cancer. Eight women in her husband's family have been diagnosed with breast cancer. She specializes on triple negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of breast cancer that disproportionately affects black women and Latino women."

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/10/30/2448753/researcher-takes-her-breast-cancer.html#storylink=rss?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/10/30/2448753/researcher-takes-her-breast-cancer.html#storylink=rss?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter#storylink=cpy
Researcher takes her breast cancer work personally - Health/Science - NewsObserver.com
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The Discriminatory Cancer
http://whsc.emory.edu/home/publications/health-sciences/emory-health/fall11/the-discriminatory-cancer.html#.UJcRHhyv_Eo (Click link for full story)

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