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Facing TNBC: Self-Advocacy and Decision Making

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Produced in collaboration with the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) and Touch, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance (TOUCH)
Support for this patient education program was provided by an educational grant from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Many patients with triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), face deep racial and ethnic differences in care and outcomes. At the same time, scientific and medical advances have revealed information about how treatment resistance arises in TNBC and the role of genetic testing in the decision-making process. Because new therapies can offer hope to those facing locally advanced or metastatic TNBC it is important that the barriers to accessing such treatments must be addressed.

Join an expert panel of oncology doctors and a patient advocate for a free hour-long interactive educational session. The panel reviews the risk factors for triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) that can affect diagnosis and treatment of Black women and other racial/ethnic minorities. Panelists also discuss how all patients with TNBC can advocate for themselves, understand their treatment options and associated side effects, and recognize the possible benefits of clinical-trial participation for women who are disproportionately affected by this aggressive form of breast cancer.

Other topics discussed include:

  • Types of tests to determine TNBC
  • Shared decision-making with your medical team
  • Impact of TNBC on quality of life
  • Support and resources

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Lori Wilson, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Associate Dean of Faculty Development and Diversity Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology Department of Surgery
Howard University College of Medicine Howard University Hospital

Lori Wilson, MD, FACS, a trailblazing and talented breast cancer surgeon and survivor, passed away on October 14, 2022. We share our deepest condolences with her family, her colleagues at Howard University, and her current and former patients.

Tiffany A. Traina, MD

Vice Chair, Oncology Care
Section Head
Triple Negative Breast Cancer Clinical Research Program
Associate Attending Physician
Breast Medicine Service
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Associate Professor
Weill Cornell Medical College

Ricki Fairley

TNBC Thriver
CEO TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance

Barbara Kaye

Interview Participant - TNBC Survivor

Nicki Davis

Interview Participant - Breast Cancer Survivor

Yolanda Thomas

Interview Participant - TNBC Survivor

Juliet Copeland

Interview Participant - Four Terminal Cancers



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