Triple-negative breast cancers may be vulnerable to drugs that attack the proteasome, a cellular structure that acts as the cell’s waste disposal, breaking down damaged or unneeded proteins, according to a new paper in Cancer Cell.

In lab tests, researchers selectively “turned off” genes throughout the genomes of triple-negative tumor cells. When turned off, the cells die.
These data suggest that triple-negative breast cancers may respond to treatment with drugs similar to bortezomib (Velcade), which is used in multiple myeloma.

• Read more about TNBC in my book, Surviving Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.

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