In English | En español
Questions About Cancer? 1-800-4-CANCER
  • Posted: 12/10/2012

Find News Releases

Search For:
Between these dates:

Page Options

  • Print This Page
  • Email This Document
NCI Cancer Center News

Vanderbilt study finds diverse genetic alterations in triple-negative breast cancers

Most triple-negative breast cancer patients who were treated with chemotherapy to shrink the tumor prior to surgery still had multiple genetic mutations in their tumor cells, according to a study by Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) investigators. Finding multiple mutations instead of just one primary mutation that can be targeted for therapy sheds more light on the challenges of treating triple-negative breast cancer.

Click here to read full press release.

###

NCI comprehensive cancer centers logoAmong the research institutions NCI funds across the United States, it currently designates 67 as Cancer Centers. Largely based in research universities, these facilities are home to many of the NCI-supported scientists who conduct a wide range of intense, laboratory research into cancer’s origins and development. The Cancer Centers Program also focuses on trans-disciplinary research, including population science and clinical research. The centers’ research results are often at the forefront of studies in the cancer field.