Breast Cancer Treatment Tablets For Osteoporosis – Part 3 of 3
Bisphosphonates have been used to treat osteoporosis as well as bone complications of breast cancer treatment. “The role of bisphosphonates in preventing cancer recurrence has been less clear,” she said, noting that multiple studies have had conflicting findings. As for the help found in postmenopausal women “I would consider this hypothesis-generating and not practice-changing”.
Other studies underway may provide a clearer answer. Since the course study was presented at a meeting, its findings should be considered preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. Said Coleman: “Zoledronic acid cannot be routinely recommended for prevention of cancer returning, but it remains a very nobility drug for patients where the cancer has already spread to the bone”. Coleman disclosed receiving speaker fees from Novartis; the researchers also received academic grant funding from the drug maker.