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Cancer

07 December 2010

Blood Cancer Advances May Improve Survival

Drugs seem to benefit patients with multiple myeloma, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, researchers say

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Zoledronic acid, a type of bisphosphonate, is given to myeloma patients to bolster bone health and reduce the risk for fracture and bone pain that are a common feature of the disease.

 

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