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Drug Combo Boosts Multiple Myeloma Survival
Date:11/21/2007

study, a multicenter effort led by Dr. Meletios Dimopoulos of the University of Athens, Greece, involved 351 patients in Europe who were randomized to the same protocol.

Results were essentially identical to the North American arm.

"These newer drug therapies and drug combinations are enabling people to live with their diseases longer, to possibly get a good response, then there might be a good combination later on that they can try," Dillon said. "It's good news to have another drug in the arsenal of this disease, which can be very difficult to treat."

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There's more on multiple myeloma at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society .



SOURCES: Donna M. Weber, M.D., associate professor, medicine, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; Hildy Dillon, vice president, patient services disease programs, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, White Plains, N.Y.; Nov. 22, 2007, New England Journal of Medicine


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