Navigation Links
Zoledronic acid does not prevent bone metastases in high-risk PCa patients
Date:3/19/2013

Milan, 19 March 2013 - The initial study results of the Zometa European Study (ZEUS) showed no difference in the incidence of bone metastases between the Zometa group and control arm, said Prof. Manfred Wirth during the closing and fourth plenary session of the 28th Annual EAU Congress which ends today.

"There is no difference in the incidence of bone metastases and there is no difference in survival," said Wirth in his brief presentation on whether Zometa can prevent bone metastases in high risk, metastatic prostate cancer patients. The ZEUS study, supported by the EAU Research Foundation, looked into the efficacy and safety results after a median follow-up of 50 months. Zoledronic acid (Zometa) is a third-generation nitrogen-containing Bisphosphonate, approved in Europe and the US for the treatment of bone metastases in a broad range of tumours.

Zoledronic acid was expected to show its potential in preventing hormone therapy induced bone loss. Patients were randomised between standard treatment plus Zometa 4 mg infusions every three months for a total of 48 months. "There were regional variations in the numbers of patients who developed bone metastases," added Wirth as he noted that locally treated patients developed less bone metastases.


'/>"/>

Contact: Ivanka Moerkerken
i.moerkerken@uroweb.org
31-026-389-0680
European Association of Urology
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New drug prevents spread of human prostate cancer cells
2. Antibody therapy prevents gastrointestinal damage following radiation exposure in mice
3. To prevent leukemias dreaded return, go for the stem cells
4. Rapid Asthma Treatment in ER May Prevent Admission
5. Report says new evidence could tip the balance in aspirin cancer prevention care
6. Drug May Prevent Pancreatitis After Digestive Procedure
7. Decision guide reduced uncertainty over breast cancer prevention, study finds
8. HIV Prevention Pill Cost-Effective for High-Risk Men: Study
9. Report outlines successes, challenges in cancer prevention efforts
10. Protein prevents DNA damage in the developing brain and might serve as a tumor suppressor
11. Animated characters keep it real in teen violence prevention videos
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... certification process to promote standards of excellence for the field of eating disorders, ... March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Omni Resort at ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Alzheimer’s or dementia. However, many long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care ... is the 90-day elimination period, when the family pays for care, is often waived, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, ... lowdown on sciatica in a new episode of "Success Files," which is an ... and innovation and investigates each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... CitiDent and San Francisco ... using cutting-edge Oventus O2Vent technology. As many as 18 million Americans are estimated ... in breathing. Oral appliances can offer significant relief to about 75 percent of ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... , ... Asante, a nationally recognized health system in southern ... home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October 1, 2017, to create ... health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for the past eight years. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/10/2017)... Oct. 10, 2017  NDS received FDA 510(k) clearance in May ... battery-powered display stand specifically designed for endoscopy environments. An innovative secondary ... a clinical solution to support the improvement of patient outcomes, procedural ... ... ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), influenza ... Care is helping communities across Massachusetts , ... no-cost* flu shots through the end of the month. *Some ... ... flu shot is by the end of October, according to the Centers ...
(Date:10/2/2017)... Labs announces the European launch of their new low volume, high ... in Cambridge, U.K on October 4th. The ... with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less sample volume ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: