Paul Engstrom

How Dense Are Your Bones?

December 11, 2007

Physicians assess bone mineral density (BMD) to monitor the impact of cancer therapy—especially hormone modifying treatments and aromatase inhibitors—on patients’ bones over time, and to diagnose osteoporosis and determine who should be treated for it.

Adding to the Arsenal

December 11, 2007

New drugs to prevent osteoporosis are being studied and may effectively protect the bones of cancer patients with and without bone metastasis from treatment induced bone loss and osteoporosis.