Oncology & Cancer

Chemo combination promising for multiple myeloma

(HealthDay) -- For patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, combination treatment with elotuzumab, lenalidomide, and low-dose dexamethasone is generally well tolerated, with encouraging response rates, according ...

Medications

Study urges caution with lenalidomide dosage

An early phase multiple myeloma trial has unexpectedly revealed that the drug lenalidomide interacts with another protein in cells that affect its dose level in the body, say researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive ...

Oncology & Cancer

Treatment beneficial in smoldering multiple myeloma

(HealthDay)—For patients with smoldering multiple myeloma, treatment with lenalidomide plus dexamethasone correlates with delayed progression and improved survival, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of ...

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Lenalidomide

Lenalidomide ( /lɛnəˈlɪdɵmaɪd/), initially known as CC-5013 and marketed as Revlimid by Celgene, is a derivative of thalidomide introduced in 2004.

It was initially intended as a treatment for multiple myeloma, for which thalidomide is an accepted therapeutic treatment. Lenalidomide has also shown efficacy in the class of hematological disorders known as myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS). Lenalidomide and bortezomib are considered therapeutic breakthroughs in the treatment of myeloma, which generally carries a poor prognosis.

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