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A New Drug for Myeloma

Myeloma is a type of blood-cell cancer that can eat its way through your bones. 20,000 Americans are affected by it every year. The drug they had been using so far was called thalidomide, which wasn’t very effective. Now, a new drug called pomalidomide has just been approved by the FDA, which has been keeping patients’ myelomas at bay. The drug is extremely expensive, costing $10,000 a month, but doctors believe that we’re getting closer and closer to a full cure for this cancer.

Read more about it here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/02/18/172098789/targeted-cancer-drugs-keep-myeloma-patients-up-and-running

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