Lenalidomide and dexamethasone effectual against multiple myeloma The combination of lenalidomide and dexamethasone is effectual against multiple myeloma: this was a fact that was revealed after a study involving 353 patients with myeloma was conducted at 44 centers in the United States and Canada.

The study also found out that pairing a new thalidomide derivative with a steroid can considerably slowdown any further progression of multiple myeloma, which is an incurable bone marrow cancer. It was also revealed that this combination may also prove its worth to prolong lives of patients who have relapsed from previous treatments.

It was remarked by lead author Donna Weber, M.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Lymphoma and Myeloma at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center that a combination of medical drugs may prove to be beneficial in ongoing treatment as a disease may become resistant to one drug.