Statins may decrease skeletal-related events in breast cancer patients with bone metastases


Dincer M. , Bulut N., Harputluoglu H., Altundag K.

MEDICAL HYPOTHESES, cilt.67, sa.5, ss.1146-1147, 2006 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 67 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2006
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.mehy.2006.05.009
  • Dergi Adı: MEDICAL HYPOTHESES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1146-1147

Özet

Metastasis to the skeleton frequently occurs in breast carcinoma patients resulting in different skeletal-related events including pain, hypercatcemia, pathological fracture, and spinal cord or nerve root compression. Bisphosphonates are class of agents most frequently used to reduce skeletal-retated events in patients with bone metastases by inhibiting osteoclast activity through inhibition of mevolanate pathway which is also important in cholesterol synthesis. Statins are cholesterol lowering agents and inhibit the same pathway. Therefore statins may also reduce sketetal-retated events in breast cancer patients with bone metastases by inhibiting osteoctastic activity. (c) 2006 Elsevier Ltd. Alt rights reserved.