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8 01, 2013

POMALYST? What happened to Actimid?

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I emailed my Celgene contact, Greg Geissman, last evening after learning that pomalidomide's trade name would be POMALYST.  My question:  What happened to the anticipated trade name, Actimid? Actimid, wow, blast from the past, I think we stopped using that proposed name a few years back. We had been simply going by the generic name

5 07, 2010

How/Why Does Revlimid Work?

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I have now been using Revlimid (lenalidomide) for 35 consecutive months and it is still working! But how does it work? Lenalidomide is an immune-modulating therapy that acts to improve the immune system. Administered orally, lenalidomide also helps block the blood supply to cancer cells so that tumors cannot grow. Lenalidomide is molecular variation, or analogue,

14 09, 2009

How Does Revlimid Work?

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I have now been using Revlimid (lenalidomide) for 27 consecutive months and it is still working! But how does it work? Lenalidomide is an immune-modulating therapy that acts to improve the immune system. Administered orally, lenalidomide also helps block the blood supply to cancer cells so that tumors cannot grow. Lenalidomide is molecular variation, or

11 09, 2009

New Clinical Trial A Success!

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Jessica Langholtz reported earlier this month that The Journal of Clinical Oncology revealed a Phase II clinical trial, using a combination regimen of Actimid (pomalidomide) and low-dose dexamethasone (Decadron), was highly effective in the treatment of relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma patients.Actimid belongs to a class of therapeutic agents called immunomodulatory drugs (IMiDs), which are