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The European Commission (EC) has approved isatuximab (Sarclisa®) in combination with carfilzomib and dexamethasone (Kd) for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy. This marks the second EC approval of isatuximab in combination with a standard of care regimen in less than 12 months. Continue reading

   

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