NEW YORK, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bone and Cancer Foundation (BCF) provides information for cancer patients who have bone related complications including metastasis and cancer treatment induced bone loss. BCF patient publications cover very timely topics including Vitamin D and new treatment options, and are the only publications available that deal specifically with bone metastasis and cancer treatment induced bone loss. The following patient publications have been updated to include information about a new treatment and other new information: Prostate Cancer, Breast Cancer, Lung Cancer, Vitamin D, Osteonecrosis of the Jaw and Pain Management. Other publication topics include: Physical Therapy, Surgery, Myeloma and Osteosarcoma.
All publications are available free of charge, both in print and online at www.boneandcancerfoundation.org.
A slide set based on the CME meeting "Clinical Perspectives on the Treatment of Bone Metastasis" which took place in October 2010 is now available for download. The authors are all acknowledged thought leaders in the cancer and bone field. The slide set was edited by two of the authors, G. David Roodman, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Director, Center for Bone Biology UPMC, Director of the Myeloma Program UPCI and Theresa A. Guise, MD, Professor of Medicine, Jerry W. and Peg S. Throgmartin Professor of Oncology, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine. The other authors are Catherine Van Poznak, MD, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Health System, Matthew R. Smith, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Program Director, Genitourinary Oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, and Adam M. Brufsky, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief, Hematology-Oncology, Associate Director, Clinical Investigation, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.
The slide set which provides a comprehensive summary of current thinking in the cancer and bone field includes an introductory section on pathophysiology of bone metastasis and four clinical sections on breast cancer, prostate cancer, myeloma and management of cancer therapy induced bone loss.
BCF fills a very important information gap by providing needed information on the appropriate diagnosis and medical and surgical management of bone-related cancer complications. For more information, please visit the BCF website at www.boneandcancerfoundation.org, contact BCF by phone at 212-509-5188, toll free at 888-862-0999, or by email at [email protected].
SOURCE Bone and Cancer Foundation