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New data of the ANDROMEDA clinical trial has been presented today in the late breaking session at the 25th European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Congress which is happening virtual from 11 to 21 June. This study evaluates subcutaneous (SC) daratumumab in combination with cyclophosphamide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (D-CyBorD) compared to CyBorD alone in newly diagnosed patients with AL amyloidosis. Continue reading


The European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authorisation for daratumumab (Darzalex®) subcutaneous (SC) formulation for the treatment of adult myeloma patients. Daratumumab SC is administered as a fixed dose, which significantly reduces treatment time, from hours to approximately three to five minutes, when compared to daratumumab intravenous (IV) formulation. Continue reading


CAR-T cell therapy is one of the most promising treatments in a number of types of cancer. In myeloma, very promising results were presented during the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. Dr Hermann Einsele, Director of the Department of Internal Medicine II at the Würzburg University Hospital, summarises for Myeloma Patients Europe (MPE) the most important CAR-T cells updates in myeloma at ASCO 2020. Continue reading


The largest, and one of the most important, oncology meetings in the calendar year, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual scientific meeting, was held from 29 to 31 May.

Myeloma Patients Europe attended this virtual meeting and interviewed Dr Katja Weisel, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany, to summarise the most important myeloma highlights presented at ASCO20. Continue reading


From 29 to 31 May, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will hold its annual scientific meeting. This is the largest, and one of the most important, oncology meetings in the calendar year.

For the first time, ASCO20 will be held virtually adapting its programme and sessions to the COVID-19 situation. The programme will still feature over 250 oral abstract presentations and 2,500 poster presentations in 24 disease-based and speciality tracks. All presentations will be available on the ASCO20 website for a period of 180-days. Continue reading


Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) and bluebird bio, Inc have announced that the companies received a Refusal to File letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the Biologics License Application (BLA) for idecabtagene vicleucel (ide-cel; bb2121) for patients with heavily pre-treated relapsed and refractory myeloma, which was submitted in March 2020. Continue reading

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