Recommendation ID
Bisphosphonates and denosumab to treat osteoporosis:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of standard care with bisphosphonates compared with denosumab to treat osteoporosis caused by long-term androgen deprivation therapy? Outcomes of interest are bone mineral density, fracture risk, tolerability and skeletal-related events. [new 2014]
Any explanatory notes
(if applicable)
Why this is important:- Men having long-term androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer have an increased fracture risk. Osteoporosis (NICE clinical guideline 146) recommends that fracture risk be assessed when starting long-term androgen deprivation therapy but the effectiveness of interventions such as bisphosphonates and denosumab in men with an increased fracture risk is not known.

Source guidance details

Comes from guidance
Prostate cancer: diagnosis and management
Date issued
January 2014

Other details

Is this a recommendation for the use of a technology only in the context of research? No  
Is it a recommendation that suggests collection of data or the establishment of a register?   No  
Last Reviewed 07/03/2014