Briefly explain why thalidomide caused birth defects and how it is believed to work in cancer.

Please review the following articles and reflect on the video interview from Amy Cavers and the Week 4 video lecture from the Professor. Feel free to draw on other sources and/or experience. Please be detailed in your reasoning.

 

Discussion Questions:
Briefly explain why thalidomide caused birth defects and how it is believed to work in cancer.
Briefly explain Multiple Myeloma and expected survival rates.
Based on what you’ve analyzed, would you have had concerns about working on this drug as a consultant? Explain why or why not?
If you were consulting on this brand at launch, what would you have recommended to ensure product success and patient safety?

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