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New Cancer Drug May Have Diverse Uses

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New Cancer Drug May Have Diverse Uses

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New Cancer Drug May Have Diverse Uses

New Cancer Drug May Have Diverse Uses

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The Food and Drug Administration approves Velcade, a new cancer-fighting drug that's shown success in treating multiple myeloma. Researchers say the versatile drug also holds promise in treating a host of other diseases, ranging from cystic fibrosis to Alzheimer's. NPR's Richard Knox reports.