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This year’s meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) began yesterday morning in New Orleans.
Myeloma-related presentations were made during several sessions yesterday.
Two sessions were designed to better educate physicians about multiple myeloma and how to treat the disease.
The key myeloma-related research presented yesterday was made public during a poster session in the evening about the biology of myeloma as well as preclinical and clinical studies testing new and existing treatments for myeloma.
During the session, research results were made available for review by meeting attendees in …
Results from a recent Phase 2 trial indicate that the combination of Kyprolis, Revlimid, and dexamethasone is effective in relapsed multiple myeloma patients.
Specifically, the results show that 77 percent of patients responded to the treatment. The investigators point out the responses seen in the trial were rapid (median time to response was one month) and robust (median duration of response was 22 months).
According to the investigators, the results are particularly encouraging because one-quarter of the patients were refractory (resistant) to Velcade (bortezomib) and almost half were …
A new retrospective study provides insight into the benefit the new myeloma drugs Kyprolis and Pomalyst may provide to patients who are resistant to, or cannot tolerate, both Velcade and Revlimid.
The study's results highlight how challenging it can be to find an effective treatment for patients who are “dual refractory” (resistant to both Velcade and Revlimid).
Patients in the study who received either Kyprolis (carfilzomib) or Pomalyst (pomalidomide, Imnovid) after becoming dual refractory had longer overall survival than those who were not treated with the new …
Onyx Pharmaceuticals, the South San Francisco, California-based company that developed and now markets Kyprolis (carfilzomib), announced yesterday evening that it is being acquired by Amgen.
Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), which is based outside of Los Angeles, is the world’s largest biotech company.
Within the multiple myeloma community, Amgen is known most for its anemia medications – Aranesp (darbepoetin alfa) and Epogen (epoetin alfa, also marketed as Procrit and Eprex) – as well as its drugs that increase the body’s production of white blood cells – Neupogen (filgrastim) and
Physicians and researchers have started gathering for the 18th Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA), which will take place in Stockholm this year. The first education and poster sessions of the meeting will take place tomorrow, Friday, June 14. Additional sessions of various kinds are scheduled for both days of the weekend, until the meeting ends early Sunday afternoon (European time).
The research presented at the meeting will cover all areas of hematology, which is the study of blood, blood-forming organs, and blood-related diseases, including multiple myeloma.
The EHA …