NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Insight Genetics is working with Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to identify genetic markers associated with treatment response for triple-negative breast cancer patients.

Triple-negative breast cancer patients – women who don't express genes for estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor, and HER2 – have limited treatment options, and they are at greater risk of relapse than women with other types of breast cancer.

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