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Triple-negative breast cancer: current perspective on the evolving therapeutic landscape

Authors Mehanna J, Haddad FGH, Eid R, Lambertini M, Kourie HR

Received 30 March 2019

Accepted for publication 9 July 2019

Published 31 July 2019 Volume 2019:11 Pages 431—437

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S178349

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Cristina Weinberg

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Elie Al-Chaer


Joe Mehanna,1 Fady GH Haddad,1 Roland Eid,1 Matteo Lambertini,2,3 Hampig Raphael Kourie1

1Oncology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Saint Joseph University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon; 2Department of Medical Oncology, U.O.C. Clinica Di Oncologia Medica, IRCCS Ospedale Policlinico San Martino, Genova, Italy; 3Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties (DiMI), School of Medicine, University of Genova, Genova, Italy

Abstract: Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is known to have a poor prognosis and limited treatment options, namely chemotherapy. Different molecular studies have recently classified TNBC into different subtypes opening the door to potential new-targeted treatment options. In this review, we discuss the current standard of care in the treatment of TNBC in the neoadjuvant, adjuvant and metastatic settings. In addition, we summarize the ongoing phase III clinical trials evaluating different associations between the 3 pillars of anticancer treatment: chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy.

Keywords: breast cancer, triple-negative, immunotherapy, PARP inhibitors

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