Breast Cancer Research and Treatment

, Volume 169, Issue 3, pp 407–412 | Cite as

First international TNBC conference meeting report

  • Padmashree Rida
  • Angela Ogden
  • Ian O. Ellis
  • Zsuzsanna Varga
  • Antonio C. Wolff
  • Tiffany A. Traina
  • Christos Hatzis
  • Julie R. Palmer
  • Christine B. Ambrosone
  • Brian D. Lehmann
  • Rita Nanda
  • Valerie Montgomery Rice
  • Otis W. Brawley
  • Mylin A. Torres
  • Emad Rakha
  • Ritu AnejaEmail author


Recently, Georgia State University’s Centennial Hall was the premier location for the 2017 International Conference on Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC): Illuminating Actionable Biology, which was held from Sept. 18 to 20, 2017, in Atlanta, USA. The conference featured a stellar line-up of domestic and international speakers and diverse participants including TNBC survivors, luminaries in breast cancer research, medical students and fellows, clinicians, translational researchers, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, bioinformaticians, and representatives from the industry. This report distills the burning questions that spiked the event and summarizes key themes, findings, unique opportunities and future directions that emerged from this confluence of thought leaders.


Triple negative breast cancer Racial disparities Targeted drugs Immunotherapy Molecular subtypes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Padmashree Rida
    • 1
    • 2
  • Angela Ogden
    • 1
  • Ian O. Ellis
    • 3
  • Zsuzsanna Varga
    • 4
  • Antonio C. Wolff
    • 5
  • Tiffany A. Traina
    • 6
    • 7
  • Christos Hatzis
    • 8
  • Julie R. Palmer
    • 9
  • Christine B. Ambrosone
    • 10
  • Brian D. Lehmann
    • 11
  • Rita Nanda
    • 12
  • Valerie Montgomery Rice
    • 13
  • Otis W. Brawley
    • 14
  • Mylin A. Torres
    • 15
    • 16
  • Emad Rakha
    • 3
  • Ritu Aneja
    • 1
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  1. 1.Department of BiologyGeorgia State UniversityAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Novazoi TheranosticsRolling Hills EstatesUSA
  3. 3.Department of Histopathology, Nottingham City Hospital NHS TrustNottingham UniversityNottinghamUK
  4. 4.Department of Pathology and Molecular PathologyUniversity Hospital ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  5. 5.The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer CenterBaltimoreUSA
  6. 6.Breast Medicine ServiceMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  7. 7.Weill Cornell MedicineNew YorkUSA
  8. 8.Department of Medicine, Breast Medical Oncology, Yale School of MedicineYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  9. 9.Slone Epidemiology CenterBoston UniversityBostonUSA
  10. 10.Department of Cancer Prevention and ControlRoswell Park Comprehensive Cancer CenterBuffaloUSA
  11. 11.Department of BiochemistryVanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA
  12. 12.Section of Hematology-Oncology, Department of MedicineThe University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  13. 13.Morehouse School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  14. 14.American Cancer SocietyAtlantaUSA
  15. 15.Department of Radiation OncologyEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA
  16. 16.Glenn Family Breast Center, Winship Cancer InstituteEmory UniversityAtlantaUSA

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