the new drug, how long someone lives, and whether or not the disease returns.
Furthermore, the results showed that 81% of Black women survived with the chance that the cancer reoccurs, while 71.4% showed Black female patients who survived without the cancer returning.
Their white counterparts, however, had similar results. In the end, the results showed that there wasn’t a difference in how the new immunotherapy medicine affected Black women compared to white women and other races.
Imfinzi Might Prove Effective In Treating Black Female Patients
Despite the similar results, the study did reveal one positive: that the new drug could potentially prove successful in treating Black women with triple-negative breast cancer. Being diagnosed with any type of breast cancer can be difficult news to hear. However, that doesn’t mean we have to face the health challenge alone.
Black women are especially not alone in their fight against triple-negative breast cancer. The results of this study, now published in the Clinical Cancer Research journal, made it possible for Black women to receive better and more effective treatment. In the end, the study proved there’s a potentially new successful solution to treat Triple-Negative-Breast Cancer for white and Black female patients. Although Imfinzi isn’t currently approved to treat breast cancer, researchers have faith that the new medicine will find its way into hospitals soon enough.