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Today’s myeloma therapy can help patients gain remission, but the combinations can cause their own side effects because they target normal cells as well as cancer cells. Investigators at the University of Iowa including Dr. Guido Tricot and Dr. Frank Zhan have tested mega-doses of Vitamin C in combination with the standard chemo melphalan and found that the Vitamin C can kill myeloma cells while not affecting normal cells. Additionally, it boosts the power of melphalan, so that melphalan can be used in smaller doses with fewer side effects. Learn more about this exciting discovery in this show.
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