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Drug for Multiple Myeloma Demonstrated to Significantly Extend Disease-Free Survival
(Posted: 12/18/2009, Updated: 05/09/2012) - Initial results from a large, randomized clinical trial for patients with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood and bone marrow, showed that patients who received the oral drug lenalidomide (Revlimid, also known as CC-5013) following a blood stem cell transplant had their cancer kept in check longer than patients who received a placebo.

Denosumab Effective for Multiple Myeloma and Solid Tumors
(Posted: 06/08/2011) - Results from a randomized phase III trial of denosumab to prevent skeletal related events in several types of cancer were published online February 22, 2011, in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO).

Less-intensive Treatment Regimen Effective against Multiple Myeloma
(Posted: 09/23/2010) - Treating patients who have multiple myeloma with less-intensive dosing of bortezomib (Velcade®) reduced toxic side effects without making the treatment less effective, Spanish researchers reported online August 23, 2010, in The Lancet Oncology.

Bortezomib Improves Survival of Newly Diagnosed Patients with Multiple Myeloma
(Posted: 09/11/2008, Updated: 05/04/2010) - The targeted drug bortezomib, when added to standard therapy (melphalan and prednisone), improves survival of patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, according to the May 1, 2010, issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Thalidomide a Beneficial Option for Elderly Multiple Myeloma Patients
(Posted: 02/12/2008, Updated: 06/01/2009) - Patients aged 75 and over with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who received the drug thalidomide in addition to standard therapy (melphalan and prednisone) survived longer than patients who received standard therapy plus a placebo, according to clinical trial results presented at the 2007 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology.

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