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Bone Health

Treatment of multiple myeloma with bortezomib (Velcade) results in an overall gain in bone formation, according to a computer-assisted image analysis of bone marrow core biopsies conducted at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

Multiple myeloma (MM) is the most common cancer that involves the skeleton, with >80% of patients developing bone lesions.1 Complications resulting from bone destruction in myeloma are largely responsible for quality-of-life limitations as well as poor performance status.1 The National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) lists the intravenous (IV) bisphosphonates zoledronic acid and pamidronate as category 1 level recommendations for all patients receiving primary myeloma therapy.2 Additional NCCN recommendations for the treatment of myelomarelated bone d


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