January 16, 2012

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


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),  12/2011

Additional coverage: USA TODAY

Tags: Breast Cancer, Cancer, Dr. James Ingle

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