A Novel Agent to Suppress Tumor Growth in Bone, Prevent Cachectic Muscle Loss and Preserve Skeletal Integrity
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Biomedical Laboratory R&D
April 2019 -
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ABSTRACT: Over 85% of patients with advanced cancers of breast and prostate suffer from incurable bone metastases. Osteoclast activation and osteoblast suppression lead to bone loss, pathologic fractures, hypercalcemia and bone pain, often accompanied by loss of skeletal muscle (cachexia). Current therapies target osteoclasts and have limited effects on tumor growth, while not restoring lost bone or muscle. Tumor-secreted parathyroid hormone-related protein, PTHrP, is a major causal agent of bon...