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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?

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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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Toni Turchi Foundation October 5th Race with Guest Speaker, Dr. Vincent K. Tuohy


Register now for this event, all proceeds will benefit Dr. Vincent K. Tuohy's further research on his breast cancer prevention vaccine to move this into trial phases and ultimately get this FDA approved. Link to video interview of 
Dr. Tuohy explaining his breast cancer prevention vaccine.


www.toniturchifoundation.org

Toni
Turchi

On October 5th, 2013, I will be in Cleveland for this fundraising benefit with proceeds going towards Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Tuohy to further his research of his breast cancer prevention vaccine.
TNBC sister, Toni Turchi who is the founder Of Toni Turchi Foundation has personally invited me to this event where Dr. Vincent K. Tuohy will be guest speaker. I'm excited to meet both Toni Turchi and Dr. Tuohy and learn more about his vaccine for breast cancer prevention.



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