Bisphosphonate professor describes eureka moment

An Australian-based bone expert has made an “astonishing” discovery that explains why bisphosphonates slow the growth of soft-tissue tumours such as breast cancer.

The secret, says Professor Mike Rogers, is that the drug binds with minute particles of calcium in the tumour. This causes a response from macrophages within the tumour, changing from what he calls “bad cops” into “good cops”.