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UVA scientists working to find end-around method to stop triple-negative breast cancer

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Source: news.virginia.edu From: news-medical.net So-called “triple-negative” breast cancer is a particularly aggressive and difficult-to-treat form. It accounts for only about 10 percent of breast cancer cases, but is responsible for about 25 percent of breast cancer fatalities. Triple-negative breast cancer earns its name because, unlike other breast cancer subtypes, its cells test negative for estrogen and progesterone receptors, as well …

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Triple-negative breast cancer: Is a new treatment within reach?

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By: Maria Cohut From: medicalnewstoday.com Researchers are currently investigating a potential new avenue for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer, which is a particularly aggressive breast cancer subtype.  Triple-negative breast cancer is a type of breast cancer wherein the tumors do not express estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, or the genes that promote the production of a protein called HER2, which …