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Monday was the third day of this year’s meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). The day was filled with oral presentation sessions from early in the morning until into the evening.
In the afternoon and early evening, there were six oral presentation sessions devoted solely to multiple myeloma and a number of other myeloma-related presentations scattered about the afternoon. The topics of these presentations ranged from the biology of myeloma to treatment options for newly diagnosed, relapsed and refractory, and older patients.
This ASH update highlights most of …
Yesterday was the second day of the American Society of Hematology’s (ASH) annual meeting, which is being held in New Orleans.
As on Saturday, myeloma-related presentations were once again made during several sessions throughout the day.
Experts who missed the education session on Saturday had the opportunity to attend the session again early Sunday morning.
One myeloma study was presented during the plenary session in the early afternoon. The six presentations in this session covered all blood cancers and are considered particularly important studies.
The myeloma study included in this …
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 Italian Phase 1/2 clinical trial indicate that the combination of Pomalyst, cyclophosphamide, and prednisone is effective and safe in relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma patients.
Overall, 51 percent of patients in the trial responded to the treatment, and the median progression-free survival time was 10.4 months. The median overall survival had not been reached yet; however, 69 percent of patients were alive one year after starting treatment.
The study participants had previously been treated with a median of three prior therapies, and all had received prior …
Final results from a Phase 3 study show that Pomalyst in combination with low-dose dexamethasone is effective for relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma patients not responding to treatment with Revlimid and Velcade.
Specifically, the results show that patients receiving Pomalyst (pomalidomide, Imnovid) in combination with low-dose dexamethasone (Decadron) had higher response rates and longer progression-free and overall survival than patients who received high-dose dexamethasone alone.
High-dose dexamethasone was chosen as the comparator in this study because, according to the study investigators, it was a common rescue …