Osteoporosis Drug Brings New Hope To Breast Cancer Treatment
According to findings from the University of Sheffield, using bisphosphonates — drugs for osteoporosis — could also help stop the spread of cancer.By Jasmine Bailey | May 28, 2015
Findings from researchers at England's University of Sheffield were published Wednesday that could be a serious game changer when it comes to treatment for the spread of breast cancer.
Like most cancers, breast cancer has the ability to spread throughout the body, making treatment all the more difficult and slimming chances of survival. One of the places it can spread is to the bones. And that is where this study comes into play — hopefully helping to stop cancer from spreading, especially to bones.
According to findings published in the journal Nature, the spread "of breast cancer to the bone affects approximately 85% of patients with advanced disease and renders them largely untreatable."