Who is at Risk?

Triple negative breast cancers can occur in women of any age, race or ethnicity. However, triple negative breast cancers tend to be more common in women of African, African-American, Caribbean, and Hispanic descent along with pre-menopausal women, and women with BRCA1 mutations.

Given the fact that triple negative breast cancer tends to disproportionately affect young women and women of color, it is very important that these women participate in clinical trials so that researchers can find more effective treatments for these cancers.