TNBC Series Part 1: Treatment for Black Women

May 27, 2022

Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) affects Black women twice as much as non-hispanic white women. TNBC is an aggressive cancer that is typically not treated like other subtypes of breast cancer.

Dr. Vivian Bea, Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, and Dr. Evelyn Taiwo, Breast Oncologist at New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, will discuss treatment options to inform patients, family and friends. You don’t have to have a diagnosis of TNBC to learn about the disease. Your knowledge could someday help yourself or others who may be diagnosed with TNBC.

Here are some key takeaways from the webinar:

  • Many were unaware there was so much data around the risk factors for TNBC.
  • They appreciated learning about the risk factors and the importance of psychosocial support and resources.
  • They were unaware that those under 40 tend to receive diagnoses later and more severe.