Multiple Myeloma

This phase 1, first-in-human study evaluates patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) who are heavily pretreated with REGN5458. Results of this updated analysis are consistent with those of previous findings showing an acceptable safety profile and deep and durable responses. The phase 2 portion of the study is further progressing. Read Article ›

Favorable efficacy and manageable safety are shown in the updated analysis of the phase 1 study of teclistamab in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). This analysis supports the planned phase 2 monotherapy trial at 1500 µg/kg administered subcutaneously. Read Article ›

In heavily pretreated patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM), preliminary results from the phase 1b/2 CARTITUDE-1 study show early, deep, and durable responses with a single low-dose infusion of ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel) and a safety profile consistent with prior studies. Read Article ›

In patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) at target dose levels of ≥150 × 106 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)+ T-cells, the updated analysis of the phase 1 CRB-401 study supports a favorable clinical benefit–risk profile for the B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA)-directed CAR T-cell therapy, idecabtagene vicleucel. Read Article ›

At the 2020 NCCN hematologic malignancies conference, Shaji Kumar, MD, Consultant and Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, Rochester, MN, discussed the “bonanza of treatment regimens for multiple myeloma.” Read Article ›

The combination of carfilzomib (Kyprolis) with lenalidomide (Revlimid) and dexamethasone (KRd) as induction therapy does not improve outcomes in patients newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma compared with the current standard of care with bortezomib (Velcade), lenalidomide, and dexamethasone (VRd). Read Article ›

Cellular therapy is becoming an attractive option for heavily pretreated patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. According to data presented at the ASCO 2020 virtual annual meeting, 2 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell drugs have generated impressive rates of response that are sustainable. Read Article ›

On March 2, 2020, the FDA approved isatuximab-irfc (Sarclisa; Sanofi- Aventis), a CD38-directed cytolytic antibody, for the treatment of adults with multiple myeloma, for use in combination with pomalidomide (Pomalyst) and dexamethasone, in patients who had received at least 2 therapies that include lenalidomide (Revlimid) and a proteasome inhibitor. The FDA granted isatuximab an orphan drug designation.

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The past week in oncology-related news includes shortages of crucial pediatric cancer drug, results of a study of racial disparities in multiple myeloma, and new drug on the horizon for HER2 metastatic breast cancer. Read Article ›

On September 26, 2019, the FDA approved daratumumab (Darzalex; Janssen) in combination with bortezomib, thalidomide, and dexamethasone for the treatment of newly diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma who are eligible for autologous stem-cell transplant (ASCT). The FDA granted this application priority review. Read Article ›

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