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View in Spanish: Thalomid

Thalomid (THAL-oh-MID)
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. Thalomid belongs to the family of drugs called angiogenesis inhibitors. Also called thalidomide.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.