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Title Prevention of bone metastases / Markus Joerger, Michael Gnant, editor
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 233 pages) : color illustrations
Series Recent results in cancer research, 0080-0015 ; v. 192
Recent results in cancer research ; v. 192
Summary Bone metastases continue to be a major cause of morbidity in cancer patients, but improved understanding of the biology of bone metastases has led to the identification of drugs that are of potential value in not only their treatment but also their prevention. This book, written by recognized experts in the field, provides a detailed overview of current knowledge on this subject. One important focus of the book is the efficacy of bisphosphonates in preventing bone metastases in patients with breast, lung, and prostate cancer and disease progression in cases of multiple myeloma.¡ The combined use of bisphosphonates and cytostatics is also discussed, with a report on first clinical data.¡ Further topics addressed include the significance of the bone microenvironment, special issues in the elderly patient, the use of bone turnover markers, and initial findings obtained with denosumab
Analysis Medicine
Cancer -- Surgery
Medicine & Public Health
Surgical Oncology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Bone metastasis.
Bone Neoplasms -- prevention & control.
Bone Neoplasms -- secondary.
Cytostatic Agents -- therapeutic use.
Diphosphonates -- therapeutic use.
Form Electronic book
Author Joerger, Markus.
Gnant, Michael.
LC no. 2011944260
ISBN 9783642218927 (electronic bk.)
364221892X (electronic bk.)