Pattern of metastatic spread in triple-negative breast cancer

  title={Pattern of metastatic spread in triple-negative breast cancer},
  author={Rebecca Dent and W. Mark Hanna and Maureen Trudeau and Ellen Rawlinson and Ping Sun and Steven A Narod},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
Purpose The prognosis of women with triple-negative breast cancers (defined as cancers that are estrogen receptor-negative, progesterone receptor-negative and HER2/neu negative) is poor, compared to women with other subtypes of breast cancer. It is proposed that the underlying difference in recurrence rates may be explained in part by different routes of metastatic spread. Experimental design We studied a cohort of 1608 patients diagnosed with breast cancer, diagnosed between January 1987 and… CONTINUE READING