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FDA Accepts for Priority Review the Biologics License Application for Elotuzumab for the Treatment of Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

Bristol-Myers Squibb and AbbVie today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for priority review the Biologics License Application for elotuzumab, an investigational signaling lymphocyte activation molecule (SLAMF7)-directed immunostimulatory antibody, for the...

issues in oncology
multiple myeloma
issues in oncology

Poor Survival in Patients With Multiple Myeloma Linked to Genetic Variation

As part of a multi-institutional effort, researchers with Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah have found that patients with multiple myeloma with a genetic variation in the gene FOPNL die, on average, 1 to 3 years sooner than patients without it. The finding was identified with...

multiple myeloma

FDA Approves Carfilzomib Combination for Patients With Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved carfilzomib (Kyprolis) in combination with lenalidomide (Revlimid) and dexamethasone for the treatment of patients with relapsed multiple myeloma who have received one to three prior lines of therapy. The approval was based on a demonstration of ...

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T-cell Receptor Therapy Achieves Encouraging Clinical Responses in Multiple Myeloma

Results from a clinical trial investigating a new T-cell receptor therapy demonstrated a clinical response in 80% of patients with multiple myeloma who had advanced disease after undergoing autologous stem cell transplants. Researchers at Penn’s Abramson Cancer Center modified T cells to ...

breast cancer
multiple myeloma
gynecologic cancers
issues in oncology

Study Links Leisure Time Sitting to Higher Risk of Specific Cancers and Total Cancer Risk in Women

Spending more leisure time sitting was associated with a higher risk of total cancer risk in women, specifically heightened multiple myeloma, breast, and ovarian cancer risk, according to a new study by the American Cancer Society. The higher risk was present even after taking into account body...

palliative care
issues in oncology
multiple myeloma

Daratumumab Expanded Access Program Open to Eligible U.S. Patients With Heavily Pretreated Multiple Myeloma

Janssen Biotech, Inc, announced the opening of a daratumumab expanded access program for eligible U.S. patients. Daratumumab is an investigational human anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody being evaluated in clinical trials as a treatment for patients with multiple myeloma. The multicenter, open-label...

multiple myeloma

ASCO 2015: Phase III Study Confirms Benefits of Lenalidomide Maintenance Therapy for Patients With Multiple Myeloma

A large, cooperative group study directed by the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology has confirmed previous evidence that the drug lenalidomide (Revlimid) delays time to disease progression for patients with multiple myeloma and is an important treatment option for patients with this rare but...

multiple myeloma

ASCO 2015: First-in-Class Targeted Drug Daratumumab Is Effective as Single Agent in Heavily Treated Multiple Myeloma

“Daratumumab monotherapy produced unprecedented overall responses that deepened over time” in a phase II trial among patients with heavily treated multiple myeloma, study author Saad Zafar Usmani, MD, reported at a press conference at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting. Dr. Usmani, a...

hematologic malignancies
leukemia
multiple myeloma
lymphoma

Study Links Paternal Age to Child’s Risk of Developing Blood and Immune System Cancer in Adulthood

A new study links a father's age at birth to the risk that his child will develop blood and immune system cancers as an adult, particularly for only children. The study, published by Teras et al in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found no association between having an older mother and these...

multiple myeloma

ASCO 2015: Adding Elotuzumab Significantly Reduces Risk of Progression for Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

Interim results of a phase III trial suggest an innovative immune-based therapy may offer a new option for patients with relapsed multiple myeloma. The new monoclonal antibody elotuzumab, added to standard lenalidomide (Revlimid) and dexamethasone therapy, extended the duration of remissions by...

multiple myeloma

FDA Grants Priority Review to Carfilzomib Supplemental New Drug Application for Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted Amgen’s supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) for carfilzomib (Kyprolis) injection for the treatment of patients with relapsed multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy. The sNDA is designed to support the...

multiple myeloma

FDA Approves Panobinostat Combination for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved panobinostat (Farydak) in combination with bortezomib (Velcade) and dexamethasone for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma. Panobinostat is the first histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor approved to treat multiple myeloma. It is...

multiple myeloma

FDA Approves Lenalidomide in Combination With Dexamethasone for Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the existing indication for lenalidomide (Revlimid) in combination with dexamethasone to include patients newly diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Lenalidomide plus dexamethasone was previously approved in June 2006 for use in multiple myeloma...

multiple myeloma

Supplemental New Drug Application Submitted for Carfilzomib for Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

Amgen and its subsidiary Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc, announced the submission of a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for carfilzomib (Kyprolis) to seek approval for the treatment of patients with relapsed multiple myeloma who have received at...

multiple myeloma

ASH 2014: Ibrutinib Demonstrates Clinical Activity in Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

According to new data reported at the 56th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, ibrutinib (Imbruvica) demonstrated antitumor activity both as a single agent and in combination with dexamethasone in heavily pretreated patients with relapsed or relapsed/refractory...

multiple myeloma

FDA Approves Bortezomib Retreatment in Patients With Multiple Myeloma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved bortezomib (Velcade) for the retreatment of adult patients with multiple myeloma who had previously responded to bortezomib therapy and relapsed at least 6 months following completion of prior bortezomib treatment. The labeling update includes...

multiple myeloma
sarcoma

Scientists Engineer Nanoparticles to Prevent Bone Cancer, Strengthen Bones

A research collaboration between Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital has utilized nanomedicine technologies to develop a drug-delivery system that can precisely target and attack cancer cells in the bone, as well as increase bone strength and volume to prevent...

multiple myeloma

Immunotherapy May Be Effective in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma

A new study by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center–Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC–James) provides evidence that genetically modifying immune cells might effectively treat multiple myeloma. The findings by ...

multiple myeloma

Updated Myeloma Trial Shows Lenalidomide Maintenance Post-Transplant Improves Progression-Free But Not Overall Survival

A new analysis of the multiple myeloma IFM 2005-02 trial showed that lenalidomide (Revlimid) maintenance prolongs progression-free survival after stem cell transplantation, but does not improve overall survival. This is possibly attributed to the shorter survival time after first disease...

multiple myeloma

Researchers Uncover Root Cause of Multiple Myeloma Relapse

Researchers have discovered why multiple myeloma frequently recurs after an initially effective treatment that can keep the disease at bay for up to several years. The study, published in Cancer Cell, was a collaboration between researchers at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Mayo Clinic in...

lymphoma
multiple myeloma

Breaking News on Lymphoma and Myeloma to Be Reported at European Hematology Congress in Stockholm

In order to support high-quality science, the European Hematology Association collaborates with 16 Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) and concentrates on fostering activities directed towards basic and translational research. In simultaneous sessions on Thursday, June 13, during the European...

multiple myeloma

Daratumumab Receives Breakthrough Therapy Designation in Multiple Myeloma

FDA has granted daratumumab breakthrough therapy designation for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least three prior lines of therapy, including a proteasome inhibitor and an immunomodulatory agent, or who are double refractory to a proteasome inhibitor and...

multiple myeloma

FDA Approves Pomalidomide for Advanced Multiple Myeloma

The FDA approved pomalidomide (Pomalyst) to treat patients with multiple myeloma whose disease progressed after being treated with other cancer drugs. Pomalidomide, an oral immunomodulatory agent, is intended for patients who have received at least two prior therapies, including lenalidomide...

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