Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Three-Year Metastatic TNBC Survivor

Ginny Knackmuhs was diagnosed with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer in April 2009, so she is more than three and a half years past diagnosis.  We all know that metastatic TNBC can be especially difficult, so seeing a long-term survivor is encouraging.  I met Ginny this morning and she looked great.

Ginny is a board member of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Network and we visited at the MBCN booth at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Ginny has the androgen genetic mutation.  She has been treated with Xeloda and Avastin.  She had been on Avastin before it lost FDA approval, so she was allowed to continue.  Given recent research on androgen, she might have new drug opportunities.

Check out the MBCN, and check out Ginny.

1 comment:

njbookwoman said...

Hi Patricia
Wow--that was a quick post. Very nice meeting you and thanks for telling people about Metastatic Breast Cancer Network!