progress and developing work

Below is the map that features all of the participating cities in this project.  Updated bimonthly.  

Project Progress  

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Workshops Held: 3
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Pieces Created: 1
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Online Interviews: 92
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Community Partners: 15
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In-Person Interviews: 11
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People Supported: 215
Drawings Based on Digital Histiopathology Images
Triple Negative Breast Cancer cells - Br

"Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells"
Ink, Pencil, Archival Paper

2' x 3'

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) accounts for about 10-15%  of all breast cancers. The term triple-negative breast cancer refers to the fact that the cancer cells don’t have estrogen or progesterone receptors and also don’t make too much of the protein called HER2. (The cells test "negative" on all 3 tests.) These cancers tend to be more common in women younger than age 40, who are African-American, or who have a BRCA1 mutation.

Triple-negative breast cancer differs from other types of invasive breast cancer in that they grow and spread faster, have limited treatment options, and a worse prognosis (outcome).

Drawing based on a digital histopathology image of triple negative breast cancer. The staining of the histiochemical with the breast cancer cells gives a pink, red, or purple color.