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2009-07-07 16:29:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) today announced that a pivotal, Phase 3, head-to-head trial evaluating denosumab versus Zometa(R) (zoledronic acid) in the treatment of bone metastases in 2,049 patients with advanced breast cancer met its primary and secondary endpoints and demonstrated superior efficacy compared to Zometa. Superiority was demonstrated for both delaying the time to the first on-study Skeletal Related Events (SREs)(fracture,...

2009-06-01 00:15:00

- Single infusion of Reclast increases bone mass for two years in postmenopausal women with osteopenia, a condition that can lead to osteoporosis(1) - Approximately 22 million women in US have osteopenia, or low bone mass, putting them at increased risk of fractures of hip, spine and wrist(2,3) - Reclast already approved as once-yearly infusion for treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis(1) EAST HANOVER, N.J., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Reclast(R) (zoledronic acid) Injection has been approved...

2009-03-26 10:08:49

A team of 24 researchers from the U.S., Europe, Taiwan and Japan and led by University of Illinois scientists has engineered a new anti-cancer agent that is about 200 times more active in killing tumor cells than similar drugs used in recent clinical trials.The study appears this week in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.The new agent belongs to a class of drugs called bisphosphonates. These compounds were originally developed to treat osteoporosis and other bone diseases, but were...

2009-03-25 13:30:13

A U.S.-led team of scientists says it has developed an anti-cancer agent that's about 200 times more effective than similar drugs used in recent studies. University of Illinois researchers said the new agent belongs to a class of drugs called bisphosphonates -- compounds originally developed to treat osteoporosis and other bone diseases. Previous studies found the bisphosphonate drug zoledronate, significantly reduced the recurrence of breast cancer in pre-menopausal women with...

2009-03-09 08:00:00

ADA creates brochures with National Osteoporosis Foundation CHICAGO, March 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dental patients who have been alarmed or confused by recent news reports about how osteoporosis medications might affect their oral health now have a brochure to help them separate fact from fiction. The American Dental Association (ADA) collaborated with the National Osteoporosis Foundation to create the brochure, "Osteoporosis Medications and Your Dental Health," which will be available...

2009-02-11 16:00:00

Austrian scientists say they've found the drug Zometa is effective in reducing the risk of early breast cancer re-occurrence or death in premenopausal women. The research by the Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group is said to be the first large, randomized, Phase III clinical trial to show Zometa (zoledronic acid) offers significant protection against the return of early breast cancer in premenopausal women. The scientists said Zometa, along with post-surgery hormonal therapy,...

2008-12-12 16:04:44

Zoledronic acid may shrink breast tumors when used used in addition to chemotherapy, scientists meeting in San Antonio said. Zoledronic acid is primarily targeted to bone and metastasis within the bone marrow microenvironment, but it may also be enhancing the response in the primary breast tumor, Dr. Robert Coleman, professor of medical oncology at the University of Sheffield in Britain, said in a statement. Coleman presented the findings at the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium....

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2008-12-12 14:38:05

According to a preliminary study reported Thursday at a cancer conference in Texas, new research adds fresh hope that a drug that strengthens bones might also fight breast cancer.  Women who were given the drug, Zometa, as part of their initial treatment had greater tumor shrinkage and were less likely to need radical surgery. Doctors were stunned in June when a big study found that Zometa, given previously to prevent bone loss caused by certain cancer treatments, also greatly cut the...

2008-12-11 14:18:00

Adding Zometa to chemotherapy prior to surgery led to an additional 33% reduction in tumor size, resulting in fewer mastectomies New data are first to demonstrate direct effect of Zometa to help shrink primary tumors; further evidence of Zometa as a potential anticancer therapy EAST HANOVER, N.J., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- New data released today demonstrate that the addition of Zometa(R) (zoledronic acid) injection to standard chemotherapy before breast cancer surgery reduces the size of...

2008-12-04 00:25:00

- Tasigna front-line data demonstrating potential in newly diagnosed patients with a life-threatening type of leukemia to be featured in two oral sessions at ASH - Exjade results at ASH to show benefits for chronically transfused patients by significantly reducing toxic iron that can damage key organs - New long-term data from major independent breast cancer trial at SABCS to report on optimal post-surgery treatment strategy, Femara vs. tamoxifen - Multiple Zometa studies at SABCS to...


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