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Breast Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Treatment of triple-negative breast cancer may include the following:

  • Chemotherapy followed by surgery (breast-conserving surgery, total mastectomy, or modified radical mastectomy) and lymph node dissection.
  • A clinical trial of combination chemotherapy with drugs that are often used to treat breast cancer and drugs that are not usually used to treat breast cancer.
  • A clinical trial of PARP inhibitor therapy.

Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with triple-negative breast cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

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    Last Updated: September 04, 2014
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