ESMO 2023 | Patient Advocacy Track highlights challenges in access, caregiver support and digitalisation

35.000 people attended the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Congress, held from 20 to 24 October in Madrid, Spain, where the latest data in oncology research and development was presented. Along with several updates, mostly in solid tumours, different advocacy topics were discussed as part of the Patient Advocacy Track. Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) was represented by Kate Morgan, MPE Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Lise-lott Eriksson, MPE president who participated in one of…

MPE launches European Amyloidosis Diagnosis Pathway to promote early detection of the rare disease

Today, 26 October 2023, is World Amyloidosis Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the rare disease amyloidosis and the key issues and challenges for patients. A central theme for the day, organised by the Amyloidosis Alliance, alongside amyloidosis patient organisations from across the globe, is improving the diagnosis experience of patients. Amyloidosis is a group of rare, serious conditions caused by a build-up of an abnormal protein called amyloid in organs and tissues…

MPE to present at European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Congress 2023

Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) will present as part of the Patient Advocacy Track at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Annual Congress. The Congress will be held from 20 to 24 October in Madrid, Spain where the latest data in oncology research and development will be presented. Kate Morgan, MPE Co-Chief Executive Officer, and Lise-lott Eriksson, MPE Board President, will each give a talk during the patient advocacy session, “How to improve access to…

EMA CHMP gives positive recommendation to elranatamab for the treatment of relapsed or refractory myeloma

On October 12, 2023, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) gave positive recommendation for the conditional marketing authorisation of elranatamab, also known as Elrexfio. The treatment will be offered as a 40 mg/ml solution for injection. Its active component, elranatamab, is a bispecific monoclonal antibody that targets the CD3 receptor on T cells and BCMA on plasma cells, including those in malignant multiple myeloma. Elranatamab is…

A statement from MPE on the situation in Israel and Gaza

MPE and our community are extremely saddened by the ongoing and devastating events in Israel and Gaza. The death of hundreds of innocent people is completely unacceptable, and our deepest sympathy goes out to everyone affected. We know our members are continuing to provide support to patients and their families during this difficult time. All myeloma patients and caregivers in Israel who need support or have concerns should contact Varda Shoham from AMEN at: