From JAMA Network Open

Fracture Risk in Advanced Breast Cancer Patients

Study co-authored by KPSOM researcher finds substantial amount of vertebral fractures were cancer-related

December 17, 2021

A recent study co-authored by Joan Lo, MD, KPSOM Associate Professor of Health Systems Science and a scientist with the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, found that among a large cohort of women with advanced breast cancer, 40 percent of vertebral fractures were cancer-related. 

Breast cancer is “associated with substantial morbidity, including increased fracture risk attributed in part to estrogen deficiency, aromatase inhibitors, frailty, and skeletal metastases,” according to the study, published in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Network Open.

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