EMA recommends conditional marketing authorisation in Europe for teclistamab for relapsed and refractory myeloma

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended a conditional marketing authorisation in the European Union (EU) for teclistamab for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed and refractory myeloma, who have received at least three prior therapies, including an immunomodulatory agent, a proteasome inhibitor and an anti-CD38 antibody, and whose cancer has worsened since receiving the last treatment. Teclistamab, alternatively known under the branded name Tecvayli, is a monoclonal antibody that targets two proteins at the same time: a protein called…

Study shows myeloma caregivers experience higher levels of anxiety than the patients they support

  According to a new study published in Blood Advances, caregivers for patients with myeloma may suffer from higher rates of anxiety and depression than patients themselves. While medical professionals have long acknowledged the toll a serious or terminal diagnosis can have on a person’s mental health, few studies have investigated how these conditions affect the family members, friends, and loved ones who care for these individuals.