Bone Drugs Cut Colon Cancer Risk In Menopause Women

by VR Sreeraman on  February 16, 2011 at 2:44 PM Drug News
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Women taking bisphosphonates, drugs that prevent bone loss, for more than a year are at reduced risk of developing colon cancer.
 Bone Drugs Cut Colon Cancer Risk In Menopause Women
Bone Drugs Cut Colon Cancer Risk In Menopause Women

Lead researcher Prof. Gad Rennert, of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Faculty of Medicine, says these findings further support the role of bisphosphonates as a possible new drug class for cancer prevention.

Rennert and colleagues extracted data from the Molecular Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer (MECC) study, a population-based case-control study in northern Israel, conducted together with senior author Stephen Gruber, of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Using pharmacy records, the team evaluated the use of bisphosphonates in 1,866 postmenopausal female participants.

The researchers found that the use of bisphosphonates prior to diagnosis was strongly associated with a significant reduced relative risk for colorectal cancer.

The result remain the same even after making adjustments for a large variety of known risk or protective factors for colorectal cancer such as family history, dietary components, physical activity, body mass index, and the use of other medications such as aspirin, statins and hormone replacement therapy.

The results were published this week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Source: ANI

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