Author(s): van Breukelen FJ, Bijvoet OL, van Oosterom AT
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Abstract 14 patients with osteolytic bone disease due to breast cancer or myeloma, 7 of whom had hypercalcaemia, received oral treatment with (3-amino-1-hydroxypropylidene)-1, 1-bisphosphonate (A.P.D.). Serum-calcium dropped to low normal values in all 14 patients, accompanied by a decrease in urine calcium and hydroxyproline excretion-rate. The results show that A.P.D. may inhibit tumour-induced osteolysis.
This article was published in Lancet
and referenced in Dentistry