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28 11, 2015

Blood Glucose, MGUS, Myeloma & Metformin (Part Five)

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Earlier this week, Danny Parker posted some compelling evidence that a drug commonly used to help control blood sugar in diabetics, metformin, may possess significant anti-myeloma properties. But could it work even better when combined with other drugs? Here's Danny's next installment: Metformin and Ritonavir as Potential Therapeutic Agents? As we described last time, there

24 11, 2015

Blood Glucose, MGUS, Myeloma & Metformin (Part Four)

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Following the news that not one but two new myeloma therapies are newly FDA approved, is it possible that the diabetes drug, meformin, could be a third? Before I post the fourth installment of Danny Parker's series, I wanted to update everyone about how I'm holding up. Following my first auto stem cell transplant this

30 12, 2014

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

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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