MBC RESEARCH NEWS Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Update

January 2020

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) Update

For women and men with triple-negative breast cancer, chemotherapy has been the primary treatment option. But as scientists learn more about subtypes of triple-negative breast cancer, clinical trials can better match new targeted therapies with specific triple-negative patients. These advances are what led to the FDA approval in March 2019 of the PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab (Tecentriq®) to treat women and men with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer whose tumors test positive for PD-L1. And we can expect to see more trials that target specific subtypes of triple-negative cancer in the future.

 

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