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May 27, 2006

Thalidomide Approved for Bone-Marrow Cancer

Thalidomide received federal approval Thursday for treatment of bone-marrow cancer, marking the further rehabilitation of a drug originally banned more than 40 years ago after it caused thousands of birth defects. (USATODAY)

April 11, 2005

Revlimid Delays Multiple Myeloma

Celgene Corp. on Monday said initial results from two pivotal-stage trials show that its blood cancer drug Revlimid in combination with chemotherapy significantly delays progression of multiple myeloma in relapsed patients. (Reuters)

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March 2, 2005

Thalidomide for Multiple Myeloma

"The Japan branch of the International Myeloma Foundation has repeatedly asked the government to approve thalidomide, saying that thousands of myeloma sufferers who could be saved through its use are dying every year."

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December 30, 2004

Diabetes Drugs and Multiple Myeloma

In the lab, multiple myeloma cells are killed by drugs similar to existing anti-diabetes drugs like Avandia or Actos, according to researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, New York. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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December 8, 2004

Velcade Said to Be Effective for Multiple Myeloma

Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Monday said studies show that its drug Velcade is effective for patients at all stages of the bone marrow cancer multiple myeloma. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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