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Therapies for Myeloma Patients After Relapse with Dr. William Bensinger

Therapies for Myeloma Patients After Relapse with Dr. William Bensinger

Dr. William Bensinger discusses therapies to treat multiple myeloma after relapse with Andrew Schorr from Patient Power at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) annual meeting in 2012. Dr. Bensinger talks about the controversial role of allogeneic transplants to treat myeloma patients. He also discusses drugs, such as lenalidomide, that have shown promising results for relapse patients.

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