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#AskDrDurie: Can a low white blood cell count be enough to trigger a need for myeloma therapy?

In this episode of #AskDrDurie, IMF Chairman and Co-Founder Dr. Brian G.M. Durie talks about what a low white blood cell count means when it comes to myeloma.

07.09.14

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