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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, February 21, 2015

"A Different Shade of Pink", Triple Negative Breast Cancer Awareness Day 2015

“A Different Shade of Pink”

Conquer triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) on TNBC day - March 3, 2015!  Join the faculty and staff of UTMC’s Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center for an evening of fun and education.  Learn about the latest TNBC issues and treatments, including how to stay healthy!

When:        Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time:        Social Hour (5:30 PM), Program 6-7:30 PM
Location:    Eleanor N. Dana Cancer Center (Atrium) on
The University of Toledo Health Science Campus,
1325 Conference Drive (off Glendale Ave), 
Toledo, OH 43614

Topics Include:    Treatment Options, Clinical Trials, Genetic Testing, 
The Role of Exercise, Survivorship Services and more.
Come join us for food, fellowship, and fun!

Please call 419-383-5170 to RSVP or send an e-mail to Janelle.Tipton@utoledo.edu by Friday, February 27.  We look forward to seeing you for this special event to educate and empower!

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