Importance of the Project
In India breast cancer comprises a high proportion of an aggressive subtype called triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) with a short disease-free interval. There is an urgent need to understand the compounding factors leading to the aggressive nature of the subset of TNBC within Indian patients.
We will be profiling known and novel markers for identification of distinct molecular characteristics of Indian TNBCs will facilitate the development of clinically implementable prognostic and therapeutic options for better clinical management and perhaps, better long-term outcomes.
This is one of the first studies to be undertaken in collaboration between a chain of hospitals like MAX and an academic institute like Ashoka University. The study aims to uncover novel and clinically significant markers within Indian TNBCs that associate with aggressive clinical parameters and this understanding will have significant impact on defining prognosis in Indian TNBC patients.