Immunotherapy drug for early tnbc


I see now that many people with early primary tnbc now are treated with an immunotherapy drug as part of their chemo treatment. Is this now standard practice? What deciding factors are there for deciding who gets immunotherapy drug added to chemo plan? 

Hi Jampot79  

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Treatment recommended to help treat triple negative breast cancer will depend on several factors. Your treatment team are the best people to ask whether immunotherapy would be appropriate in your situation. You can read about drugs that may be suggested for people with triple negative breast cancer, and when they are likely to be given in our information.    

Immunotherapy is treatment that helps the immune system recognise and attack cancer cells. There are different types of immunotherapy which may be given on their own or with other cancer treatments. 

A number of clinical trials are continuing to look at how immunotherapy might work for people diagnosed with certain types of breast cancer. 

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