Thalidomide teams-up with turmeric to kill myeloma cells …

Thalidomide teams-up with turmeric to kill myeloma cells …

Cancer researchers in the US and China have combined the turmeric spice pigment curcumin and the drug thalidomide to create hybrid compounds that can kill multiple myeloma cells. Multiple myeloma is the second most common type of blood cancer, killing 20% of … considered for further trials should be more toxic to myeloma cells. In the meantime, one of Zhang's hybrid compounds has shown activity against myeloma and prostate cancer in animal models.

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