The pharmaceutical company Takeda announced that the Phase 3 TOURMALINE-AL1 clinical trial in patients with relapsed or refractory AL amyloidosis did not meet the first of two primary endpoints. Treatment with ixazomib in combination with dexamethasone did not demonstrate a significant improvement in overall hematologic response compared to physician’s choice of standard of care regimens. As a result of this analysis, Takeda has decided to discontinue the trial.
More than 40,000 people attended the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting (ASCO 2019) which was held in Chicago from 31 May until 4 June. This meeting brings together oncology and haematology professionals from across the globe to discuss the latest scientific and treatment developments in the field. A number of myeloma topics were presented in this important scientific meeting. The most important updates are outlined below.