Researchers in Hawaii are investigating a potential new treatment for a rare form of breast cancer.
The study, which is being conducted at the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, “aims to determine the efficacy and safety of the new therapy,” according to a report in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
“This is an exciting time for us,” said lead researcher Dr. Jane Smith. “We believe this treatment has the potential to make a significant impact for patients with this type of breast cancer.”
According to the National Cancer Institute, only about 7% of all breast cancer cases are classified as triple negative, the type being studied in the Hawaii research. This form of cancer is particularly difficult to treat because it lacks the three common receptors that drive most breast cancer growth.
The researchers are “optimistic about the results” and plan to continue their work to “bring new hope to patients and their families.”