Endocrine therapy plus Zoledronic Acid in pre-menopausal breast cancer

The London Breast Institute's leading breast cancer expert Professor Kefah Mokbel welcomes the results from a recently published study in the New England Journal of Medicine. "We need more data from ongoing clinical trials prior to making definite recommendations. However bisphosphonates such as zoledronic acid should be recommended in women receiving endocrine therapy for breast cancer if they have osteopenia or osteoporosis."

A class of drugs used in osteoporosis and other bone diseases to reduce loss of bone mass Full medical glossary
Abnormal, uncontrolled cell division resulting in a malignant tumour that may invade surrounding tissues or spread to distant parts of the body. Full medical glossary
To do with hormones or the glands that produce them. Full medical glossary
An organ with the ability to make and secrete certain fluids. Full medical glossary

A  condition in which the protein and mineral content of bone tissue is reduced, but less severely than in osteoporosis.

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A condition resulting in brittle bones due to loss of bony tissue. Full medical glossary