In recognition of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Day, we are partnering with Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation and Triple Step Toward the Cure to host a free, interactive Twitter chat, called " #TNBCchat: Talking Triple-Negative Breast Cancer," on Monday March 3, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. ET.
Catherine L. Ormerod, MSS, MLSP, our vice president of programs and partnerships, says that the one-hour event will “feature experts on the topic of triple-negative breast cancer, a form of the disease that is estrogen-receptor negative, progesterone receptor-negative and HER2-negative.”
During the first 40 minutes of the chat, expert panelists will tweet responses to commonly asked questions about TNBC with a focus on research, treatment options and lifestyle and eating habits that have the potential to reduce risk of recurrence. Participants will then have the opportunity to ask panelists questions. A transcript of the chat will be posted at lbbc.org on Tuesday, March 4.
To participate, it is recommended that you have or gain access to a Twitter account or follow the chat through the hashtag, #TNBCchat or enter the tag in the Twitter search bar. We also advise you to use Twitter chat application. Additional directions on how to participate may be found on lbbc.org/events.
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) accounts for 15-20 percent of all breast cancers diagnoses in the United States, and most often occurs in young women, African-American women and women who have mutations in the BRCA1 gene, though anyone can be diagnosed.
“I’m excited that LBBC is using Twitter to offer people the chance to learn more about this specific breast cancer diagnosis and connect with experts to address their concerns,” says Josh Fernandez, LBBC‘s writer and web content coordinator, who oversees the promotion of LBBC’s programs and services via the organization’s social media platforms.
To learn more about Twitter chats and sign up for a reminder of the event, go to the event’s listing page.
Follow LBBC on Twitter at @LivingBeyondBC.