Enduring activity: Pathology and Oncology Expert Perspectives in the Management of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: Case Explorations and Answers to FAQs is organized by i3 Health and will be held from Aug 02, 2023 - Aug 01, 2024.
In this case-based activity on pathology and oncology perspectives in triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), Dr. Ira Bleiweiss and Dr. Sara Tolaney will provide expert insight into the roles of receptor and expression status in prognostication and treatment selection, pathological characteristics of different subtypes, incorporation of shared goals and biomarker testing into therapeutic selection, and strategies for recognizing and mitigating adverse events. Start the activity now!
STATEMENT OF NEED:
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive disease that accounts for approximately 10% to 15% of breast cancer diagnoses and is characterized by the absence of estrogen receptors, progesterone receptors, and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). TNBC is more common in Black women and in women under the age of 40 (ACS, 2023). Compared with other subtypes of invasive breast cancer, TNBC has high rates of metastasis and a poor prognosis. Due to the lack of hormone and receptor targets, therapeutic options are limited, and prognostication and treatment selection are complicated by the heterogeneity of the disease (Yang et al, 2022). In this activity, Dr. Sara Tolaney, Chief of the Division of Breast Oncology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and Dr. Ira Bleiwess, Chief of Breast Pathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, will provide expert oncology and pathology perspectives on evidence-based strategies for diagnosis, treatment, and adverse event management for patients with TNBC.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to: