Items Tagged ‘dexamethasone’

October 23, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Study Finds Less toxic Treatment for Myeloma

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Cancer researchers say they have a better treatment for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma than the current standard therapy. Their study finds that treatment with lenalidomide plus low-dose dexamethasone is associated with better short-term survival and with lower toxicity than lenalidomide plus high-dose dexamethasone, which is the mainstay of therapy for the bone marrow […]

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Tags: Cancer, dexamethasone, myeloma


October 22, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Lenalidomide plus high-dose dexamethasone versus lenalidomide plus low-dose dexamethasone as initial therapy for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

High-dose dexamethasone is a mainstay of therapy for multiple myeloma. We studied whether low-dose dexamethasone in combination with lenalidomide is non-inferior to and has lower toxicity than high-dose dexamethasone plus lenalidomide‚Ķ ¬† Lenalidomide plus low-dose dexamethasone is associated with better short-term overall survival and with lower toxicity than lenalidomide plus high-dose dexamethasone in patients with […]

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