Last updated on December 2006

Safety and Efficacy Study of Intravenous Loading Dose of Ibandronate in Breast Cancer Patients

Brief description of study

The purpose of the study is to determine the efficacy and safety of a three time repeated loading dose of intravenous ibandronate (ibandronic acid), 6 mg, in breast cancer patients with painful skeletal metastases.

Detailed Study Description

Painful skeletal metastases are a common site of advanced disease. For instance, in breast cancer, and despite cancer treatments (radiotherapy, cytotoxic treatment and adequate treatment of pain), the patients often need additional treatments that may relieve their symptoms. Bisphosphonates, such as ibandronic acid, have in pilot studies shown a significant decrease in pain scores, both after loading dose and after long-term treatment. In this study the safety and efficacy of an intravenous loading dose of three times 6 mg ibandronate during three consecutive days in breast cancer patients with painful skeletal metastases will be studied.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT00381368

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