Pre-cancer bone health may help to predict myeloma outcomes

When it comes to multiple myeloma, patients’ bone health can have major implications on their outcomes – even before they are diagnosed, according to recent research conducted by Ashley Rosko, M.D.

Rosko, who is an assistant professor at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, and her team used the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) to track women’s bone health, and if they developed myeloma, their outcomes. In particular, the researchers looked at factors such as osteoporosis and FRAX score (a scale to determine if an individual is at a higher risk to develop bone fractures).

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