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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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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Susan G. Komen Blogger Summit DC 2014

I'm very honored to be apart of this great event learning the direction of Komen's mission moving forward to a world without breast cancer. I was among 8 other bloggers who were selected to be a part of Komen's Blogger Summit in Washington DC on May 9th, 2014.  I've met speakers of the Mission team where science researchers and a patient advocate explained the process of reviewing Komen grants to ensure that only the best research is funded.  I was impressed in how the Komen Mission Team is committed to helping women in our communities and supporting outreach programs to encourage and empower women to be aware of their own bodies at an earlier age.  Komen's main focus continues to be in research to find a cure to end breast cancer forever.


Komen Blogger Summit's Agenda



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