What is the current research on breast cancer? The FDA has approved a number of targeted therapies to treat HER2-positive breast cancer, including: Trastuzumab (Herceptin) and pertuzumab (Perjeta) can be used in combination with chemotherapy for both early and advanced breast cancer.
How close is a cure for breast cancer? There’s currently no cure for metastatic breast cancer, but new treatments have improved survival rates in recent years. Researchers have gained a better understanding of the molecular and genetic characteristics of breast cancer.
What is the number one leading cause of breast cancer? A number of inherited mutated genes that can increase the likelihood of breast cancer have been identified. The most well-known are breast cancer gene 1 (BRCA1) and breast cancer gene 2 (BRCA2), both of which significantly increase the risk of both breast and ovarian cancer.
Which breast cancer is hardest to treat? Triple-negative breast cancer is that which tests negative for three receptors: estrogen, progesterone, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). It is also the least common form of breast cancer and the hardest to treat.