One of the challenges haematologists face in myeloma is how to treat frailer patients. Whilst the availability of proteasome inhibitors (PIs) (e.g. bortezomib [Velcade®], ixazomib [Ninlaro®] and carfilzomib [Kyprolis®]) and immunomodulatory agents (IMiDs) (e.g. thalidomide, lenalidomide [Revlimid®] and pomalidomide [Imnovid®]), have significantly improved the outcomes of myeloma patients in the last decade, frailer patients have shown a lesser improvement. This is mainly due to the toxicity some drugs can have in frailer patients, which may…
It is with great sadness that we inform you that our friend and colleague Wiesława Adamiec, President of Fundacja Carita (Poland), has passed away.
A new scale for tumour DNA mutations which will simplify and standardise choices for targeted cancer treatment has been agreed by leading cancer specialists in Europe and North America, according to the announcement the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) has done today.
The contribution of patients and patient experts provides tangible value to other stakeholders and society that should be fairly compensated. Currently, there is no transparent and consistent system for financial compensation in place that reflects the level of individual contribution and expertise.
Daratumumab (Darzalex®), an immunotherapy drug for the treatment of myeloma, has received a positive recommendation by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP).