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As part of the CARAMBA consortium, Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) has developed an information sheet to explain the main goals and characteristics of the CARAMBA clinical trial investigating SLAMF7 chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy. This publication discusses some potential CAR-T side effects and considerations for patients and caregivers. This information sheet has been previously published on our website in English and is now available in four additional languages: French, Italian, Spanish and German. Continue reading

  

CAR-T cell therapy is a promising therapy option under investigation for the treatment of myeloma.. Different products are being studied, many with preliminary results showing high rates of response. Up until now there have been no approved CAR-T products for myeloma, however, CAR-T is now a reality after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved idecabtagene vicleucel (Abecma) as the first CAR-T cell therapy for treatment of relapsed/refractory myeloma. Continue reading

  

The European Commission (EC) has granted conditional marketing authorization for selinexor, a first-in-class, oral Selective Inhibitor of Nuclear Export (SINE) medicine, in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of myeloma in adult patients who have received at least four prior therapies and whose disease is refractory to at least two proteasome inhibitors, two immunomodulatory agents, and an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody, and who have demonstrated disease progression on the last therapy. Continue reading

  

Chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR T-cell) therapy is a form of immunotherapy that is currently being investigated in clinical trials for the treatment of myeloma. Immunotherapy works by using your immune system to fight cancer. In CAR-T-cell treatment, a type of immune cell, known as T cells, are genetically programmed with a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) protein that enables them to recognise and destroy cancerous myeloma cells in your body. Continue reading

   

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved melphalan flufenamide (PEPAXTO®), also known as melflufen, in combination with dexamethasone, for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory myeloma, who have received at least four prior lines of therapy and whose disease is refractory to at least one proteasome inhibitor, one immunomodulatory agent, and one CD38-directed monoclonal antibody. Continue reading

  

Location: Scotland / home based (approx. 10 travel days per year)

Contract: 40 hours per week / permanent

Salary: £25,000 – £27,000 depending on experience

 

This Research Assistant post supports the research function of Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE). There are two main elements to the job – supporting communication and dissemination of SISAQOL-IMI and to assist with generating patient centred evidence as part of MPE’s newly established Evidence Generation Unit (EGU). The following tasks and core responsibilities are non-exhaustive and subject to change depending on needs of the organisation.

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An international multidisciplinary consortium, guided by the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), has been convened to generate recommendations to standardize the use, analysis, and interpretation of PRO data in cancer clinical trials. Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) is one of the partners in this project representing the Workgroup or European Cancer Patient Advocacy Networks (WECAN). Continue reading