It is with great sadness that we share that our friend, colleague, and fellow patient advocate, Anna Rovira, passed away during the night of the 26 January 2021 after a short but very intense battle against cancer. Continue reading
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to daratumumab plus hyaluronidase (Darzalex Faspro, Janssen Biotech Inc.), a subcutaneous formulation of daratumumab in combination with bortezomib, cyclophosphamide and dexamethasone (D-VCd) for the treatment of adult patients with newly diagnosed light chain (AL) amyloidosis. Continue reading
Myeloma Patients Europe interviewed Dr Giampaolo Merlini, the Research Director and AL amyloidosis expert from Policlinico San Matteo, University of Pavia, in Italy, to summarise the main highlights on this disease presented at the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.
Click to hear a summary of the most important studies presented at ASH 2020 and his views on the future of AL amyloidosis treatment.
The largest haematology meeting in the calendar year, the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting, was held virtually from 5 to 8 December 2020. Continue reading
There are now millions of cases worldwide of COVID-19 infection. As cases continue to soar, researchers around the globe are working urgently to identify risk factors and possible treatments. Continue reading
A new study suggests the monoclonal antibody daratumumab has similar benefits when delivered via subcutaneous injection as it does when delivered intravenously to patients which myeloma persists or recurs after first-line treatments. Patients given subcutaneous daratumumab along with the immunomodulator pomalidomide and the anti-inflammatory steroid dexamethasone were 37% less likely to die or have their disease worsen compared to patients who received pomalidomide and dexamethasone alone in the phase III trial. Continue reading
Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE), in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Amgen, launched a survey in 2019 for European myeloma patients to understand their treatment information needs. Continue reading