thalidomide

Definition / meaning of thalidomide

A drug that is used to treat multiple myeloma in patients who have just been diagnosed, and a painful skin disease related to leprosy. It is also being studied in the treatment of other types of cancer. Thalidomide belongs to the family of drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors. Also called Thalomid.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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