Hope and help for triple-negative (TNBC) and other forms of hormone-negative breast cancer.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Anthracyclines Better for TNBC
Adriamycin and Cytoxan, two common chemo drugs called anthracyclines, used in conjunction with a taxane are an effective treatment for TNBC, but not for other types of breast cancer. In a commentary on treatment protocols in the journal Oncology, Ruth O'Regan, M.D., the the Emory University School of Medicine, notes that the combination works best in adjuvant treatment—that is, chemo after surgery.