Are Adjuvant Bisphosphonates a New Standard of Care?

July 19, 2014

Adam M. Brufsky, MD, PhD, gives a summary of his talk at the 13th Annual International Congress on the Future of Breast Cancer®. Brufsky discusses whether or not adjuvant bisphosphonates are ready to be a new standard of care in breast cancer.

Adam M. Brufsky, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, associate chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, gives a summary of his talk at the13th Annual International Congress on the Future of Breast Cancer®. Brufsky discusses whether or not adjuvant bisphosphonates are ready to be a new standard of care in breast cancer.

Clinical Pearls I

- Bisphosphonates are currently used to prevent skeletal-related events in metastatic disease.

- Bisphosphonates are also used in the adjuvant setting to prevent recurrence and osteoporosis. Adjuvant zoledronic acid can prevent bone loss in patients being treated with aromatase inhibitors.

Clinical Pearls II

- Brufsky says adjuvant bisphosphonates are ready to be a new standard of care.