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Feb

Three-Drug Combination Extends Survival for Patients with Multiple Myeloma

For newly diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma who plan to delay autologous stem cell transplantation, adding the targeted therapy bortezomib (VelcadeĀ®) to a two-drug therapy improves how long they live compared with the doublet therapy alone, a new study has shown.

As part of first-line therapy, some patients with multiple myeloma may undergo a stem cell transplant. But because the procedure is time consuming and may cause serious side effects, patients may opt to delay it or to not have one at all.

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