[Articles] Adjuvant denosumab in breast cancer (ABCSG-18): a multicentre, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
August 9, 2015
- The Lancet 386, 9992 (2015)
Author: Michael Gnant, Georg Pfeiler, Peter C Dubsky, Michael Hubalek, Richard Greil, Raimund Jakesz, Viktor Wette, Marija Balic, Ferdinand Haslbauer, Elisabeth Melbinger, Vesna Bjelic-Radisic, Silvia Artner-Matuschek, Florian Fitzal, Christian Marth, Paul Sevelda, Brigitte Mlineritsch, Günther G Steger, Diether Manfreda, Ruth Exner, Daniel Egle, Jonas Bergh, Franz Kainberger, Susan Talbot, Douglas Warner, Christian Fesl, Christian F Singer, Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group
Adjuvant denosumab 60 mg twice per year reduces the risk of clinical fractures in postmenopausal women with breast cancer receiving aromatase inhibitors, and can be administered without added toxicity. Since a main side-effect of adjuvant breast cancer treatment can be substantially reduced by the addition of denosumab, this treatment should be considered for clinical practice.