Researchers in Australia have successfully tested a drug combination to fight late-stage triple-negative breast cancer in mice—with a 100 percent success rate.  The treatment trial—at Queensland Institute of Medical Research— demonstrates that targeting radiation to an overload of proteins (known as EGFR) together with a dramatically reduced dose of chemotherapy is effective in stopping both the cancer growth and its recurrence. 

 “It’s when breast cancer reoccurs, or spreads, that most fatalities are reported,” Professor Kum Khanna, from QIMR’s Signal Transduction Laboratory. “This is early stage research, and there’s a long way to go, but it’s the first time we’ve seen a therapy that stops the recurrence and treats the spread of these triple-negative breast cancers.” . 

Researchers hope that the process can successful go through stage 1, 2, and 3 clinical trials within ten years.

Ten years!!!!!!!!!  Hurry, folks.  We’re waiting.

Read the news release here.

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3 thoughts on “Combo stops late-stage TNBC in mice

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hello Patricia – thank you for your nice blog and book:)) I also follow int research in TNBC, especially via Twitter, and I wonder why there has been so extremely few mentions about exactly this very promising finding? Can you imagine a reason? anne Sorensen, Denmark (@cancertwitdk)

  2. Anonymous says:

    I also want to thank you for these research updates! I am another woman in the hat. TNBC 10 year survivor. Peggy

  3. Anonymous says:

    Patricia, thank you for the medical updates for those of us (yes, me too) who are Triple Negative. Keep up the good work!

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