Navigation Links
Osteoporosis Drug Seems to Shrink Breast Tumors
Date:12/11/2008

Other drugs in pipeline also hold promise against the disease, researchers report

THURSDAY, Dec. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers continue to test the mettle of breakthrough breast cancer drugs, three decades after tamoxifen changed the medical landscape by drastically reducing the risk of recurrences in women with estrogen receptor-positive tumors.

Encouraging findings on several different drugs were presented Thursday at the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in Texas.

First in the line-up, the osteoporosis drug zoledronic acid (Zometa) appears to shrink breast tumors in patients who undergo chemotherapy.

The drug is already approved to treat breast cancer that has spread to the bone and, earlier this year, was reported to lower the risk of breast cancer recurrence in pre-menopausal women with early estrogen- or progesterone-positive tumors.

In an analysis of slightly more than 200 women, those who received Zometa in addition to chemotherapy had better results than those receiving chemotherapy alone. After compensating for variables such as estrogen receptor status and treatment duration, residual invasive tumor size was 42.4 millimeters in the chemotherapy alone group, and 28.2 millimeters in the combination group.

"This data suggests that zoledronic acid is doing something more than protecting bone," said study senior author Dr. Robert Coleman, a professor of medical oncology at the University of Sheffield in England. "It's not practice-changing. It's hypothesis-generating, which will lead to the design of new trials to look at this in detail. But this is the first patient-related evidence."

Coleman spoke, along with researchers involved with other trials, at a Thursday teleconference. Other studies showing promise included:

  • Postmenopausal women with estrogen receptor- and/or progesterone receptor-positive breast cancer who took the aromatase inh
    '/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. National Osteoporosis Foundation Teams Up With Ladies Home Journal Magazine to Launch a 10-city Mall Walk Tour
2. FDA Approves Osteoporosis Drug to Cut Breast Cancer Risk
3. Weekly dose of osteoporosis drug prevents bone loss after breast cancer treatment
4. Plenary lectures announced for worlds largest osteoporosis congress
5. Story Reveals How Isabel and Her Family Learn About Bone Health and Osteoporosis
6. Video: Kyphon Supports World Osteoporosis Day on October 20, 2007 to Raise Awareness of Osteoporosis and Spinal Fracture Risk
7. Kaiser Permanente study shows electronic medical records and outreach improve osteoporosis care
8. Bad to the bone: UD research to shed light on osteoporosis
9. Geisinger rheumatologists redesign osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis care
10. Proposed Bill to Protect Patient Access to Osteoporosis Testing by Reversing Cuts in Medicare Reimbursement
11. High-trauma fractures in older men and women linked to osteoporosis
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/29/2014)... As reported by GantDaily.com in the article ... Trends , Outbreaks (8/20), the National Institute on Drug Abuse ... abuse trends by turning to social media. As NIDA currently ... is also working with the University of Maryland to create ... System, which will be funded by the National Institute of ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Formed ... men with talents well beyond their years. Their sophisticated ... avid pop music listener is fortunate enough to experience every ... to leave their audience uplifted and feeling loved with the ... When asked specifically about this, the group unanimously replied - ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 Healthpointe is pleased to ... Therapy students via Clinical Rotations. Physical ... shadowing Healthpointe providers and specialists throughout their daily ... clinical experience and learn professional preparation. ... insight into several patient care techniques and expand ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Carson Hearing ... to provide hearing health care tips to local residents ... blog section will offer weekly articles from the audiologists ... topics including the latest advances in hearing restoration research, ... questions. The audiologists plan to write a new post ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... August 29, 2014 - Despite US Preventive Services ... are many barriers, several of which may be ameliorated ... researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center published online August ... Medicine ( JGIM ). , David Levine, MD, ... Internal Medicine at NYU Langone, and colleagues found that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Social Media Proves to Be Helpful in Fighting Drug Abuse 2Health News:Social Media Proves to Be Helpful in Fighting Drug Abuse 3Health News:KAJ Brothers Commits $10,000 to International Justice Mission To End Human Sex Trafficking and Challenges Other Artists and Celebrities To Do Likewise 2Health News:KAJ Brothers Commits $10,000 to International Justice Mission To End Human Sex Trafficking and Challenges Other Artists and Celebrities To Do Likewise 3Health News:KAJ Brothers Commits $10,000 to International Justice Mission To End Human Sex Trafficking and Challenges Other Artists and Celebrities To Do Likewise 4Health News:Healthpointe is Now Offering Clinical Rotations for Chapman University Physical Therapy Students 2Health News:Fort Worth Hearing Aid Leader, Carson Hearing Care, Creates Expert Blog to Discuss Important Hearing Healthcare Topics 2Health News:Fort Worth Hearing Aid Leader, Carson Hearing Care, Creates Expert Blog to Discuss Important Hearing Healthcare Topics 3Health News:Options for weight loss your primary care doctor might not know about 2
... show no lifesaving benefit over bare-metal version, studies show ... arteries propped open by drug-coated stents are less likely ... stents, the risk of death and heart attacks is ... Sweden and the United States show. , The Swedish ...
... Week 2009, Home Care Delivered reinforces programs designed to support clinicians ... ... VA (Vocus) May 6, 2009 -- In conjunction with the American ... observed annually from May 6th through 12th. The week begins with ...
... Contributions emphasize need for improved mental health services ... The Regence Foundation announced today it awarded $390,000 ... Idaho, Oregon, Utah and Washington. Five of the ... organizations nominated by Regence employees as part of ...
... 6 Cardinal Health, a global provider of ... productivity of health care, today announced its board ... shareholders to vote on a proposed employee stock ... 99th consecutive regular quarterly dividend.The proposed option exchange ...
... now has within its reach the potential to end ... in Geneva, the Board of Directors of the Global ... today agreed to enhance the Fund,s response to HIV/AIDS ... mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT), thereby opening the door ...
... Alliance Calls for Cross-Sector Solutions, Releases Strategy ReportWASHINGTON, ... the pharmaceutical industry, patients, consumer groups, and drug ... to counter the continued rise in prescription drug ... result of a combination of factors and can ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Drug-Coated Stents Better at Keeping Arteries Open 2Health News:Drug-Coated Stents Better at Keeping Arteries Open 3Health News:Home Care Delivered, Inc. Celebrates National Nurses Week 2009 in Recognition of America's 2.9 Million Registered Nurses 2Health News:Regence Foundation Grants $390,000 to Improve Health Care Safety Net 2Health News:Regence Foundation Grants $390,000 to Improve Health Care Safety Net 3Health News:Cardinal Health Board Proposes Employee Stock Option Exchange Program, Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend 2Health News:Cardinal Health Board Proposes Employee Stock Option Exchange Program, Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend 3Health News:Cardinal Health Board Proposes Employee Stock Option Exchange Program, Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend 4Health News:Cardinal Health Board Proposes Employee Stock Option Exchange Program, Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend 5Health News:GAA Applauds Global Fund's Decision to Accelerate Support for Treatment Strategies to Prevent Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV 2Health News:Prescription Drug Abuse Poses Public Health Threat 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Market Research Report on Global ... a professional and in-depth market survey on ... The report firstly reviews the basic information of ... manufacturing technology. The report then explores global and ... their product specification, capacity, Production value, and market ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014  Chuma Holdings, ... financing alternatives and turnkey support services for the ... that FINRA processed and approved the Company,s name ... 2014, CannaMed Corporation will be known as Chuma ... was accomplished through a merger with the Company,s ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... N.C. , Aug. 29, 2014 The ... (KOLs) can be the difference between a product,s success ... effectively map and stratify KOL targets – and then ... the type of strong relationships upon which successful KOL ... savvy pharma companies have identified internal inconsistencies in their ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 2X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 3X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 4X-Ray Crystallography Scanner Industry For Global and Chinese Market Forecast to 2019 5CannaMed Announces Name Change and Trading Symbol Change 2CannaMed Announces Name Change and Trading Symbol Change 3Implementing a Strategic Thought Leader Management & Engagement System 2
Sprint Quattro Secure™ is a Steroid-Eluting, True Bipolar, Active Fixation ICD Lead....
TVL defibrillation leads have a patented coiled-coil design for faster, easier insertion and more precise intracardiac placement. Designed with an integrated bipolar design, the lead enables high-vol...
The TVL-ADX lead is a thin, high-performing defibrillation lead that offers a true bipolar configuration designed for smarter sensing and low defibrillation threshold for greater patient safety margi...
... SPL defibrillator lead features a ... the flexibility and maneuverability of ... the physician who prefers a ... the SPL lead also promotes ...
Medicine Products: