Monday, February 7, 2011

A Hint on How and Why TNBC Spreads?

Princeton University researchers have discovered the mechanism by which triple-negative breast cancer might spread. This discovery, they say, could lead to the development of drugs for metastatic TNBC. Check out the story in the New Jersey Star Ledger.


Anonymous said...

another article which states triple negative is the most deadly and aggressive form of the disease...resistant to treatment....that is not true. Triple negative is actually very responsive to chemo...more so than hormone positive. Triple negative just does not have a targeted therapy.
I just don't understand why these articles keep saying that. Yes, maybe it is more aggressive than hormone positive, but it is not necessarily deadly....say like a lung cancer or a pancreatic cancer. Most breast cancer patients survive.

Patricia Prijatel said...

Yes, most triple-negative patients survive. I agree that we need to change to dialogue and object when we see this construction. it is lazy journalism--and inaccurate.