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Bone and Cancer Foundation Announces New Online Resource for Patients and Health Professionals

NEW YORK, NEW YORK March 20, 2008 Healthcare & Hospitals News

(PRLEAP.COM) New York City, New York March 20, 2008 – The Bone and Cancer Foundation announced today the launch of a new online resource for the 400,000 patients whose cancers spread to their bones.

The Web site, http://www.boneandcancerfoundation.org, provides medically reviewed information for cancer patients unaware of treatment options and new discoveries which can improve a thier quality of life and possibly prolong survival.

The information is relevant for those who have or are treating breast cancer, prostate cancer, and osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). General information about bone metastasis and myeloma bone disease is also available. Additional publications on Vitamin D and Cancer and Lung Cancer and Bone will be available soon.

Dr. David Roodman, Chairman of the Foundation’s Advisory Medical Panel stated, “Bone is one of the most frequent sites of metastasis and is responsible for severe pain, fractures with little or predisposing injury and a poor quality of life. Many patients and professionals are unaware of treatment options and new discoveries which can improve a patient’s quality of life and possibly prolong the survival. The Bone and Cancer Foundation’s major focus is to provide up to date information for patients and professionals to treat and ameliorate this devastating complication of cancer”. Dr. Roodman is Professor of Medicine and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Director of the Myeloma Program at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

About the Bone and Cancer Foundation and Paget Foundation

The Bone and Cancer Foundation is a program of The Paget Foundation for Paget’s disease of Bone and Related Disorders (http://www.paget.org), a national voluntary health agency founded in 1978. The Paget Foundation addresses several benign bone conditions and has also worked in the cancer and bone field for ten years, primarily in the area of medical education and research. The Foundation is an Internal Revenue Service designated (IRS) 501c3 organization. Its annual report is available from its offices or the Office of the Attorney General, State of New York, Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

For additional information please contact the Bone and Cancer Foundation at 212-509-5188, toll free 888-862-0999 or send an email to bcfdn@aol.com

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The above website is now up and running, but the correct URL is:


The Bone and Cancer Foundation website also includes links to:

1. What Lung Cancer Patients Need to Know about Bone Health (http://www.boneandcancerfoundation.org/pdfs/LungCancerBooklet.pdf)

2. Vitamin D Deficiency: Information for Cancer Patients (http://www.boneandcancerfoundation.org/pdfs/Vitamin_D_Booklet.pdf)

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