EMA CHMP gives positive opinion on CAR-T treatment idecabtagene vicleucel (Abecma) in earlier lines of therapy for relapsed and refractory myeloma

The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has given a positive recommendation for the extension of the marketing authorisation for idecabtagene vicleucel (ide-cel), a CAR-T treatment marketed by BMS as Abecma®. Ide-cel is currently approved for the treatment of patients with relapsed and refractory myeloma, who have received at least three previous lines of therapy. The extension means that ide-cel will now be indicated for the treatment…

MPE announces partnership in EU consortium project CERTAINTY: advancing cancer care through virtual twins in personalised immunotherapy

  MPE announces partnership with an international team, including representatives from scientific, industry, and healthcare sectors, as part of the EU-funded research project CERTAINTY, which began in December 2023. The EU consortium “CERTAINTY – A cellular immunotherapy virtual twin for personalized cancer treatment” is being funded by the European Union with almost EUR 10 million over the next 4.5 years within the Horizon Health 2023 program. The project, led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy…

ASH 2023 | Myeloma and AL amyloidosis updates

Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) attended the 65th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, the largest haematology congress, held from 9 to 12 December in San Diego (United States). MPE has interviewed haematology experts to summarise the latest myeloma and AL amyloidosis updates.     Prof. Dr. Michel Delforge, Department of Haematology, University Hospital Leuven, Belgium, explains the latest findings on the KarMMa-3 trial and the impact abecma has on Quality of Life (QoL) presented at…

Sign up for the MPE webinar on ASH 2023 myeloma and AL amyloidosis highlights

Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) will host a webinar to summarise the most important myeloma and AL amyloidosis updates presented at the 65th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting which will be held 9-12 December, 2023 in San Diego, California, United States.   The webinar will take place on Wednesday, 17 January from 17:00 to 18:00 CET and will be given by Dr. Faith Davies, Director of Clinical Myeloma Programme at NYU Langone Health Perlmutter…

2023: Year in Review

On behalf of the Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) Board of Directors and staff, we extend a heartfelt thank you to our members, sponsors and stakeholders for your dedication and inspiration.   This year, MPE achieved significant milestones made possible by our collective efforts, and we are thrilled to present our Year in Review 2023. We hope you’ll take a moment to read this report, which highlights our key accomplishments focused on empowering, educating and supporting the patient…

Myeloma and AL amyloidosis ASH 2023 preview

    The American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, the world’s largest haematology conference, will take place from 9 – 12 December in San Diego, United States. It is a very exciting event for the myeloma and AL amyloidosis clinical and patient community, with all the results from the latest and most important research being presented. Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) will attend the meeting to learn and share updates about the most significant developments…

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…

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…