Posted 8/30/2013 by hhill
First an explanation: I had planned to post this entry tomorrow, but our travel plans have changed, and it clearly is wiser to do so this evening. I realize, as I type this, that it is likely no one will even notice, but I do, and I want to explain on the off chance that anyone is curious. We had hoped to depart for Maine in early to mid afternoon, but things got busy at work, and, by the time we could depart, it clearly would have made no sense. It seems much wiser to get up very early tomorrow morning than to sit in horrible holiday weekend traffic and arrive very late at night.
So, having said that, the topic of the moment is treatment of triple negative breast cancer. As most of you know, the term refers to breast cancers that are ER negative, PR negative, and her2 negative. This means that none of the known targeted therapies (including hormonal therapies) have any value, but these cancers are especially sensitive to chemotherapy, and many women do just fine.