Subcutaneous daratumumab, a monoclonal antibody was determined to be non-inferior to FDA approved intravenous daratumumab in terms of efficacy and pharmacokinetics as treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, according to results from the phase III COLUMBA trial. The study also showed an improved safety profile with SC versus IV daratumumab.
An updated analysis from the ALCYONE trial has found that adding daratumumab to a standard-of-care regimen significantly prolonged survival in patients with transplant-ineligible multiple myeloma, according to a recent paper in The Lancet.
Melphalan flufenamide in combination with dexamethasone achieved an overall response rate of 26% in patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, according to results from the pivotal phase II HORIZON study. The achievement serves as basis for the submission of a New Drug Application to the FDA.
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Gurbakhah Kaur, MD, discussed the evolution of the multiple myeloma treatment landscape. She also highlighted other agents that are being evaluated in this patient population, both with BCMA targets and different targets.
Progression-free survival failed to meet the threshold for statistical significance with the addition of ixazomib to lenalidomide and dexamethasone in patients with newly diagnosed, transplant-ineligible multiple myeloma in the phase III TOURMALINE-MM2 trial, not meeting the primary endpoint.
The combination of elotuzumab plus lenalidomide and dexamethasone did not demonstrate a statistically significant improvement in progression-free survival compared with lenalidomide and dexamethasone alone in newly diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma who are transplant ineligible, missing the primary end point of the phase III ELOQUENT-1 trial.
The triplet combination of selinexor, bortezomib, and dexamethasone demonstrated an improved median progression-free survival rate over the standard regimen of bortezomib and dexamethasone in treating patients with multiple myeloma in the BOSTON trial
The FDA has approved the combination of isatuximab-irfc with pomalidomide and dexamethasone as treatment of adult patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least two prior therapies including lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor.
In an interview with Targeted Oncology at the 2020 International Congress on Hematologic Malignancies, Noopur Raje, MD, discussed emerging CAR T-cell therapies in multiple myeloma. She also explained how CAR NK cells differ from other CAR agents.