myeloma

Who knew? HIV and diabetes drugs cause myeloma cells to self destruct

Post in Inspirational Research

Sometimes medicines created to fix one thing end up working for something else, too.  I’m fascinated by the prospects that existing drugs–most likely used in unexpected combinations–may work against multiple myeloma, help us live longer.   Here’s an example. Apparently the HIV drug, ritonavir, and diabetes drug, metformin, are toxic to myeloma cells.  Will the accidental […]