Why Is Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Hard to Treat?

By Patrick Hwu, M.D. - February 07, 2023

The Moffitt Medical Minute is a weekly video series featuring Moffitt Cancer Center President and CEO Dr. Patrick Hwu. He takes complex or confusing medical and scientific topics and breaks them down in just 60 seconds.

Triple-negative breast cancer lacks the three most common types of receptors that fuel breast cancer growth: estrogen, progesterone and the HER2 gene. Without them, tumors cannot respond to traditional hormonal or antibody therapies used for most other breast cancers. So how can it be treated?

Check out this episode of the Moffitt Medical Minute for the answer.

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