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Multiple Myeloma advances

6th April 2006

Thalidomide should be added to the standard combination drug therapy for multiple myeloma reports the Lancet. 

Its use led to longer event-free survival in a trial with 255 patients. Melphalan and prednisolone have been the standard treatment in Multiple Myeloma for over 40 years, adding thalidomide is the first advance in therapy since then.

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