FDA OKs Bone Drug to Prevent Fracture in Certain Cancer
MONDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has expanded approval for the Amgen bone-building
drug Prolia (denosumab) to include prostate cancer or breast cancer
patients who are taking certain hormonal therapies.
The drug was initially approved in 2010 to help prevent
osteoporosis in post-menopausal women.
Breast cancer patients who use a class of hormone therapy known
as aromatase inhibitors to limit estrogen production, and prostate
cancer patients who are treated with hormones that limit production
of androgens (including testosterone), may be at greater risk of
Amgen is based in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
The FDA has
more about this drug.
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