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Bone Cancer Treatment: Stopping the Spread of Sarcoma

Bone Cancer Treatment: Stopping the Spread of Sarcoma

When you hear the term “bone cancer,” odds are it’s being used to refer to secondary cancers that have spread, or metastasized, to the bone from other parts of the body, like the lung, breast, colon, or prostate. The term also might be applied to multiple myeloma, which forms in

Bone Cancer Symptoms: When Aches and Pains Are More Than Arthritis

Bone Cancer Symptoms: When Aches and Pains Are More Than Arthritis

When you think about the more than 200 bones that comprise the skeletal framework supporting your body, you probably envision them as sturdy, rigid, and unchanged. Actually, your bones are in a constant state of flux. Cells known as osteoclasts break down weakened portions of the bone, while cells called

Newsbriefs: Beta-Blockers; Obesity; Tinnitus; Exercise

Beta-Blockers Not Always Necessary After a Coronary Intervention.
After a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI—angioplasty and stenting), beta-blockers can lower the risk of heart attack in patients who continue to have angina or hypertension. But in older patients with stable angina and no history of heart attack or heart failure, these drugs

Anti-Cancer Compounds Target Leukemia, Lymphoma Blood Cancers

A new class of small-molecule compounds (MMRI) that appear suitable for development of leukemia- and lymphoma-targeted therapies has been discovered by a research team led by Dr. Xinjiang Wang, from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Buffalo, NY.
Researchers found that this new class of compounds

Is Multiple Mylemona Hereditary?

Q. My brother has just been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. What is this and am I also at risk?

A. Multiple myeloma is a cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell found in bone marrow and responsible for generating disease-fighting antibodies. In multiple myeloma, the plasma cells grow

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