Regulatory applications have been submitted to the FDA and European Medicines Agency seeking approval of a subcutaneous form of daratumumab in combination with pomalidomide and dexamethasone as treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least 1 previous therapy.
Shaji K. Kumar, MD, addresses an important unanswered question that remains in the treatment landscape of newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, which is whether 3- or 4-drug regimens should be used in the frontline setting.
In evaluating MYC rearrangement and its correlation with disease burden and prognostics in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma, a group of Mayo Clinic investigators found that the alteration is associated with high disease burden and independently prognosticates adverse outcomes in patients.
During a presentation at the National Comprehensive Cancer Institute 2020 Virtual Congress: Hematologic Malignancies, Shaji K. Kumar, MD, explained that each case of multiple myeloma requires a long-term strategy that starts with a strong approach in the frontline setting.
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Jens Hillengass, MD, shared his insights on the latest edition of the diagnostic and staging criteria for multiple myeloma that have become standard now for the management of these patients.
The FDA granted a Priority Review designation to idecabtagene vicleucel as treatment of adult patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least 3 prior therapies, including an immunomodulatory drug, a proteasome inhibitor, and an anti-CD38 antibody.