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New IOF review provides guidance on fracture prevention in cancer-associated bone disease
Date:11/1/2013

of Medicine and Head of the Division of Bone Disease at the University Hospitals of Geneva stated, "Physicians must make a concerted effort to prevent bone loss and fractures in their patients. Fragility fractures due to osteoporosis can have serious repercussions, including severe pain, immobility, and accompanying loss of quality of life. Patients with cancer, including those who are in remission, should not have their quality of life further jeopardized by disability resulting from fractures."

Early evaluation and treatment for osteoporosis is critical:

Physicians should be aware that cancer patients are at heightened risk of fractures, and that bone-modifying agents, such as bisphosphonates and denosumab, are effective in preventing and delaying cancer-related bone disease.

"Recommendations for assessment and treatment with bone modifying therapies are highly targeted to the type of cancer, and depend on whether or not bone metastasis is involved and whether the bone loss is treatment induced. This IOF review gives physicians a comprehensive understanding of the key clinical considerations involved and directs attention to the recommendations of the expert societies in the field," said Professor Cyrus Cooper, Chair of the IOF Committee of Scientific Advisors.


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Contact: L. Misteli
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International Osteoporosis Foundation
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