Treatment surprise: Bone drug boosts survival in younger breast cancer patients, study finds

Posted on December 12th, 2011 by Kelley Luckstein

Doctors were mostly hoping to prevent complications and relapses when they gave young women a medicine to keep their bones strong during breast cancer treatment. Seven years later, they found it did more than that: The bone drug improved survival, as much as many chemotherapies do… “It’s a new standard of care,” said Dr. James Ingle, a Mayo Clinic breast specialist who had no role in the study.

Washington Post  (AP), 12/12/11

Additional coverage: USA TODAY

Tags: Breast Cancer, Dr. James Ingle

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