European Commission approves elotuzumab plus pomalidomide and dexamethasone for relapsed and refractory myeloma

  European Commission (EC) has approved elotuzumab  –marketed under the brand Empliciti by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS)– plus pomalidomide and low-dose dexamethasone (EPd) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least two prior therapies, including lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor (PI), and have demonstrated disease progression on the last therapy.

MMPredict consortium presents data on quality of life and cost effectiveness of risk at EHA 2019

MMPredict is a HORIZON 2020 project, which Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) is involved in, aimed at clinically validating a personalised medicines tool that predicts the most effective treatment options for myeloma patients. As part of MMPredict, MPE has been involved in the development and dissemination of a survey  assessing the quality of life of European myeloma patients, particularly relating to currently available myeloma treatments and how side-effects impact upon them.

Janssen seeks European marketing authorisation for subcutaneous (under the skin) daratumumab (Darzalex®)

The pharmaceutical company Janssen, who produce a range of myeloma medicines, have today announced their application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for a license extension for daratumumab. This license extension, if approved by the EMA, would allow the use of subcutaneous (under the skin) daratumumab (Darzalex®) in myeloma patients.