Analysis of skeletal-related events in breast cancer and response to therapy.

  title={Analysis of skeletal-related events in breast cancer and response to therapy.},
  author={Patricia M. LoRusso},
  journal={Seminars in oncology},
  volume={28 4 Suppl 11},
The skeleton is a common site for the spread of metastatic cancer and skeletal complications are a cause of significant morbidity and mortality. Treatment of skeletal morbidity is therefore an essential component of therapy for cancer patients with bone metastases. Bisphosphonates are currently the treatment of choice for skeletal complications. In a patient diagnosed with bone metastases, skeletal morbidity is evaluated by a number of endpoints known as skeletal related events. These include… CONTINUE READING


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