Chemo advances for triple-negatives?

Question from Teeny: Are there any advances in chemo treatments for women who are ER/PR (estrogen/progesterone) negative and HER-2 negative? There seems to be so much hope for women with positive receptors, but we get very little info regarding cutting-edge treatments for those with negative receptors.
Answers - Jennifer Griggs It's a very common concern for women who have estrogen-receptor-negative tumors. Some of my patients struggle with this from the day of diagnosis, as soon as they understand the implications of having or not having the hormone receptors.

It's important to remember that chemotherapy - both the older and the newer drugs - are very effective in estrogen-receptor-negative cells. In fact, the benefit of chemotherapy has often been shown to be greater in tumors that don't have hormone receptors. Nonetheless, we share your frustration with the rate of progress in breast cancer care.
The amount of information on breast cancer has doubled in the last 10 years. It's expected to double again in the next 5 years. This means the rate of discovery of new treatment options is picking up its pace. This is hopeful.

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