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Zoledronic acid reduces skeletal complications for men with progressive bony prostate cancer

Zoledronic acid reduces skeletal complications for men with progressive bony prostate cancer
May 3, 2016

The addition of zoledronic acid to docetaxel significantly reduced the rate of skeletal-related events but did not prolong OS or clinical PFS among men with metastatic castrate-refractory prostate cancer, according to results of the TRAPEZE study.

Further, the addition of strontium-89 to docetaxel appeared to improve clinical PFS but had no effect on OS or skeletal-related events, results showed.

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