Plitidepsin (Aplidin®), a new medicine for the treatment of relapsed and/or refractory myeloma, has today received a negative recommendation from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP). The decision means that, as it stands, plitidepsin is unlikely to be made available for myeloma patients across Europe.
Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) has written to the Chair of the Committee for Human Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) within the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to provide the patient viewpoint on the importance of plitidepsin (Aplidin®) for relapsed and refractory myeloma patients across Europe. We have outlined how important it is for patients across Europe to gain access to effective drugs that have new mechanisms of action.
As part of the Advocate Development Programme (ADP), MPE is organising an online webinar about science in patient advocacy. Although the webinars held within the ADP are usually open only to our ADP trainees, on this occasion we would like to invite to the webinar all our members and patient advocates interested in science. The webinar “Science in patient advocacy” will be given by Bettina Ryll, chair of the ESMO Patient Advocates Working Group (PAWG)…
The 59th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting will take place from 9 – 12 December in Atlanta, Georgia, United States (US). Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) will be attending the meeting, alongside thousands of leading doctors, researchers and patient advocates in the field of blood cancer (hematology). Below we explain ASH and the importance of the meeting to patient advocates.