Kansas City doctor's research could find cure for triple negativ - KCTV5

Kansas City doctor's research could find cure for triple negative breast cancer

Posted: Updated:
Thursday at 10 p.m. on KCTV5 News, we’ll introduce you to her one-of-a-kind arsenal of evidence right here in the metro that could find a better cure for breast cancer. (KCTV5) Thursday at 10 p.m. on KCTV5 News, we’ll introduce you to her one-of-a-kind arsenal of evidence right here in the metro that could find a better cure for breast cancer. (KCTV5)
FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -

A local doctor is doing research that could eventually find a cure for the most aggressive kind of breast cancer.

It’s called triple negative breast cancer, and it’s what Leslie McGuire had three years ago.

So far there are four identified kinds of breast cancer, and McGuire had the most aggressive kind, the kind only about 15 percent of breast cancer patients have. It’s also the kind that has been least studied.

“I just thought I had breast cancer. I didn't understand they were all these different types of cancer so that was just a learning curve all in itself," she said.

McGuire was 30 years old with a 5-month-old baby, and her situation is like many women with that kind of cancer, which tends to affect younger women.

That’s one factor that influenced Dr. Priyanka Sharma at KU Cancer Center to study that subtype of breast cancer, and she’s doing it in a way no one else in the world is.

“We want to cure rates to improve. Seventy percent of women with this subtype are cured but 30 percent are not, and we want that number to be 100 someday." 

Sharma is trying to give it the attention it deserves with a research tool involving 800 women and growing.

Thursday at 10 p.m. on KCTV5 News, we’ll introduce you to her one-of-a-kind arsenal of evidence right here in the metro that could find a better cure for breast cancer.

Copyright 2017 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Missouri man charged with felony after alleged racial slur

    Missouri man charged with felony after alleged racial slur

    Thursday, January 29 2015 11:44 PM EST2015-01-30 04:44:07 GMT
    A 65-year-old Maryville man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black server as she served him breakfast. The man is accused of assaulting her and using racially insensitive language.More >
    A 65-year-old Maryville man is charged with felony assault after he allegedly confronted a black server as she served him breakfast. The man is accused of assaulting her and using racially insensitive language. More >
  • Serious injuries following wreck in Lee's Summit

    Serious injuries following wreck in Lee's Summit

    Monday, May 29 2017 10:21 PM EDT2017-05-30 02:21:34 GMT
    (KCTV5)(KCTV5)
    At least four people suffered serious injuries following a wreck at 350 and Colbern Road in Lee's Summit.  The Lee's Summit Police Department said "five or six" people suffered injuries from the wreck and at least four of them were serious in condition.  Multiple vehicles were involved in the wreck.  This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for more.  Copyright 2017 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved. More >
    At least four people suffered serious injuries following a wreck at 350 and Colbern Road in Lee's Summit.  The Lee's Summit Police Department said "five or six" people suffered injuries from the wreck and at least four of them were serious in condition.  Multiple vehicles were involved in the wreck.  This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for more.  Copyright 2017 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved. More >
  • Police identify homicide victim found on Trolley Trail in south Kansas City

    Police identify homicide victim found on Trolley Trail in south Kansas City

    Monday, May 29 2017 9:29 PM EDT2017-05-30 01:29:18 GMT

    Authorities are investigating what they are calling a "suspicious death" in south Kansas City.

    More >

    Authorities are investigating what they are calling a "suspicious death" in south Kansas City.

    More >
Powered by Frankly
KCTV 5 News

Online Public File:
KCTV  KSMO

Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2017, KCTV; Kansas City, MO. (A Meredith Corporation Station) . All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.