Researcher Spotlight – Julie Gralow, MD

Bone is often the first site of recurrence of metastatic breast cancer. Clinical trials have shown that bisphosphonates (drugs that have a strong effect on bone) reduce bone loss and fractures and improve bone symptoms in breast cancer patients with bone metastases. Dr. Gralow is analyzing tissue, serum, and blood samples from patients to identify specific markers to determine which patients are at risk for developing bone metastasis and might benefit most by receiving a bisphosphonate agent.  For complete details on this project, go to