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Threat of Skeletal-Related Events (SREs)
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ZOMETA International Website
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SREs can pose a serious threat to patients with multiple myeloma1,2
Clinical trial data show that without treatment, the risk of SREs is high1,2
*21-month data excluding surgical intervention and spinal cord compression, for which only 9-month data are available from placebo arm of randomised study. †Excluding tumour-induced hypercalcaemia.
Up to 95% of patients with multiple myeloma have bone lesions at the time of diagnosis3
Left untreated, bone lesions can increase the frequency of serious SREs in patients with multiple myeloma2
SRE frequency may be every 5 months in multiple myeloma patients if not treated
In the 2007 retrospective analysis by Saad et al, pathological fracture significantly increased the hazard ratio for death by 44%4
Because myeloma cells are mediators of osteoclast proliferation, which induces bone resorption, early initiation of treatment is critical5
References: 1. Berenson JR, Lichtenstein A, Porter L, et al; Myeloma Aredia Study Group. Efficacy of pamidronate in reducing skeletal events in patients with advanced multiple myeloma. N Engl J Med.1996;334:488-493. 2. Berenson JR, Lichtenstein A, Porter L, et al; Myeloma Aredia Study Group. Long-term pamidronate treatment of advanced multiple myeloma patients reduces skeletal events. J Clin Oncol. 1998;16:593-602. 3. Harvey HA, Cream LR. Biology of bone metastases: causes and consequences. Clin Breast Cancer. 2007;7(suppl 1):S7-S13. 4. Saad F, Lipton A, Cook R, Chen Y-M, Smith M, Coleman R. Pathologic fractures correlate with reduced survival in patients with malignant bone disease. Cancer. 2007;110:1860-1867. 5. Munshi NC, Anderson KC. Plasma cell neoplasms. In: DeVita VT Jr, Hellman S, Rosenberg SA, eds. Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology. 6th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2001:2465-2499. 6. Bladé J, Rosiñol L. Advances in therapy of multiple myeloma. Curr Opin Oncol. 2008;20:697-704. 7. Lipton A. Treatment of bone metastases and bone pain with bisphosphonates. Support Cancer Ther. 2007;4:92-100.
Disclaimer: This is an international website for ZOMETA® (zoledronic acid) and is intended for healthcare professionals outside the US. If you are a US resident, please click on the US Residents link at the top of this page. The information on this site is not country-specific and may contain information that is outside the approved indications in the country in which you are located.