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Bone Drugs May Beat Back Breast Cancer

Bone Drugs May Beat Back Breast Cancer

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Bisphosphonates may help prevent the return of breast cancer.

Bone-building drugs used by tens of millions of women to fight osteoporosis also cut the risk of breast cancer, suggesting the drugs may play a dual role in keeping women healthy. “Bone loss and potential fractures are a known complication of breast cancer therapy. Our feeling is that bisphosphonates may actually prevent disease recurrence through a variety of mechanisms,” said Dr. Adam Brufsky, associate director of clinical investigation at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. – From US News & World Report