Amiloride, An Old Diuretic Drug, Is a Potential Therapeutic Agent for Multiple Myeloma

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The search for new drugs that control the continuous relapses of multiple myeloma is still required. Here, we report for the first time the potent antimyeloma activity of amiloride, an old potassium-sparing diuretic approved for the treatment of hypertension and edema due to heart failure.

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Sleep Apnea Drives Multiple Myeloma in Aggressive Way, Mice Study Finds

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Is Sleep Apnea a way to a cure or treatment for MM?

“Sleep apnea can drive the development of aggressive multiple myeloma in mice resistant to the cancer, a study found, suggesting that the sleep disorder is a modifiable risk factor for this disease.”

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Call Me the Human Rat

Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone With or Without Anakinra in Treating Patients With Early Stage Multiple Myeloma
http://www.mayo.edu/research/clinical-trials/cls-20147452

This marks my beginning of letting medical science use my body and condition to see if a certain drug combination works or not to curtail the myeloma cancer in patients, like me.

Nervous, you’re damn right.

Scared, a little.

Hopeful…well, that is the reason to go through all of this.

I will post what I can of the process and results, so feel free to call the kids and neighbors and pull up a chair and the popcorn, cuz this is going to be a show!

This is where you will find me once a month, nice place on the 10th floor of the Mayo building.