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The Voice of People With Breast Cancer


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The Canadian Breast Cancer Network's TNBC Project

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a kind of breast cancer that does not have any of the receptors that are commonly found in breast cancer. It is also a more aggressive form of breast cancer, more likely to be diagnosed in younger patients. TNBC is also more likely to be diagnosed in Black or Hispanic women. Because of these traits, the needs of those diagnosed with TNBC are unique and often overlooked due to the number of these particular diagnoses representing only 10-20% of the breast cancer population. Breast cancer is not a monolithic disease, with many different types and subtypes, and treatments based on these specific types and subtypes.

Increasing awareness of TNBC within the breast cancer community and to the public at large would enhance understanding of and provide a voice for those diagnosed with TNBC. As a result, the Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) began a TNBC Project in 2021 that focused on better understanding the unique needs of Canadians diagnosed with TNBC. 

CBCN combined and analyzed perspectives and information from focus groups, an advisory committee, and key informant interviews to produce the TNBC Project. Key takeaways and findings from this project can help inform future resources, education, healthcare, and advocacy for the TNBC population.



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