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Bone Loss During Cancer Treatment
Editor's Pics

Bone Loss During Cancer Treatment

Bone Loss During Cancer Treatment
Editor's Pics

Bone Loss During Cancer Treatment

Credit: Zhangting Yao

The red and green lines represent new bone in this image of a normal mouse bone. Exposure to chemotherapy and radiation during cancer treatment can lead to bone loss and increases the risk of osteoporosis and fractures. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified the trigger for this bone loss and suggests ways to prevent it.

Bone Loss During Cancer Treatment

Credit: Zhangting Yao


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