Bone Drugs Taken by Some Women May Lower Breast Cancer Risk, Studies Say


December 11, 2009

The New York Times

Drugs already taken by millions of healthy older women to prevent bone loss and broken hips may also protect them from breast cancer, according to two observational studies that found that women taking oral bisphosphonates developed about a third fewer breast cancers than other women.

The drugs are in the class of medications that includes the brand name drug Fosamax, now available generically as alendronate sodium... Read More