Is Administration of Trastuzumab an Independent Risk Factor for Developing Osteonecrosis of the Jaw Among Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients Under Zoledronic Acid Treatment?

Pilanci K. N. , Alco G., Ordu C., Sarsenov D., Celebi F., Erdogan Z., ...More

MEDICINE, vol.94, no.18, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 94 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/md.0000000000000671
  • Title of Journal : MEDICINE


One of the most important adverse effects of zoledronic acid (ZA) is osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ). In previous literature, several risk factors have been identified in the development of ONJ. In this study, we aimed to determine the role of trastuzumab, an antiangiogenic agent, as an independent risk factor for the development of this serious side effect.