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Novel therapeutic strategies for patients with triple-negative breast cancer

Authors Zhang J, Liu J, Wang Y, Zhang B

Received 3 February 2016

Accepted for publication 17 June 2016

Published 21 October 2016 Volume 2016:9 Pages 6519—6528


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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Chang Liu

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Jianmin Xu

Jun-Fei Zhang,1 Jia Liu,1,2 Yu Wang,1,2 Bin Zhang1,2

1Affiliated Hospital of Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities, Tongliao, Inner Mongolia, People’s Republic of China; 2Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Institute, Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities, Tongliao, Inner Mongolia, People’s Republic of China

Abstract: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) represents a very heterogeneous group of breast diseases. Currently, the backbone of therapy for TNBC is mainly chemotherapy as there are no effective specific targeted agents approved to treat TNBC. Despite initial responses to chemotherapy, resistance frequently and rapidly develops and metastatic TNBC has a poor prognosis. Therefore, new targeted strategies are, accordingly, urgently needed. This article discusses the recent developments in targeted agents explored for TNBC, aiming to offer novel therapeutic strategies that can potentially assist in designing personalized therapeutics in the future as well as provide the basis for further research in an attempt to target TNBC.

Keywords: therapeutic strategies, TNBC, targeted agents

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