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Jan
06-12-2007, 08:33 PM
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Geraldine Ferraro, the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 1984, believes she is alive today in part because Velcade?s backers, including the doctors at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who carried out the human trials, did not give up. Ferraro already had beaten the odds by living with multiple myeloma for six years, but when she started getting intravenous infusions of Velcade in 2004, the disease went into remission. As a result, she was well enough to receive a stem cell transplant, which sometimes triggers long-term remission. She remains well enough today, nine years after diagnosis, to continue a busy public speaking schedule.
Full article written May 6, 2007 is here:
http://www.boston.com/business/healthcare/articles/2007/05/06/the_velcade_story/?page=2