Here is one of the key points in the Reuters story today (June 3) "To help mitigate these risks, the new guidance document will apply to women with an especially deadly form of breast cancer called triple-negative breast cancers.
Most breast tumors are called estrogen-receptor positive, because they are fueled by the hormone estrogen. About 20 percent are HER2-positive, because a protein called HER2 is involved. A third type is driven by the hormone progesterone.
These types of cancer have good treatments.
Then there are basal-like or triple-negative tumors, so named because they lack estrogen, progesterone or HER2 receptors needed for most breast cancer drugs to work.
Triple-negative breast cancers tend to grow and spread more quickly than most other types of breast cancer, and they occur more often in younger women and in African-American women".
That is what women have been waiting to hear from the FDA--no more 10 year wait due to red tape--Great news for cldx but even better news for women with triple negative breast cancer!! Women have to be cheering this decision from the FDA!!