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Do biologics cause cancer?
Michele Meltzer, MD
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Date Added: 05/22/13

It turns out the lymphomas are a little bit more common in people who have rheumatoid arthritis then they are in the background population. Initially, when the first studies were done with biologics or the TNF inhibitors, there was a slight increase in the number of people who had lymphoma, but on ...
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Dr. Michele Meltzer, MD, joined the staff of Thomas Jefferson University in 2007. She is currently working with ILAR (International League of Associations for Rheumatology) East Africa to improve opportunities to learn about rheumatic disease in Africa as well as India. She has been active in rheumatology professional societies including the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society and the American College of Rheumatology.
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