Articles tagged with: Pomalidomide
This year’s meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) was held May 31 through June 4 in Chicago.
During the meeting, The Beacon published daily updates that provided overviews of the important multiple myeloma findings presented during the meeting.
Now that the meeting has concluded, the focus shifts to the bigger picture: What were the key findings of the meeting? Were there results with immediate implications for the treatment of multiple myeloma? Did the research at the meeting represent a major step forward for myeloma …
This year’s annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) came to an end yesterday in Chicago.
Monday was the busiest day with regard to myeloma-related research. The day started with an oral presentation session that included eight talks about important new myeloma-related research. A poster session in the afternoon included several posters about myeloma-related research.
This article summarizes the most important findings from Monday’s oral presentation session. A later article will cover the findings from the afternoon poster session.
The content in our daily updates is based …
This year’s American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, which is being held in Chicago, began on Friday and goes through Tuesday.
Sunday started with a poster session in which important new research findings were summarized on posters displayed throughout a large conference hall.
The studies presented during the session were on a wide variety of myeloma-related topics, including new treatments being developed for myeloma, currently used regimens, smoldering multiple myeloma, and findings on initial therapy.
Some of the posters included preliminary results from ongoing clinical trials. Others described …
An advisory committee of the European Medicines Agency has issued a positive opinion regarding European approval of pomalidomide for the treatment of certain patients with multiple myeloma.
Specifically, the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) recommended that pomalidomide be approved for use in combination with dexamethasone (Decadron) for the treatment of relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma patients who have received at least two prior therapies, including both Revlimid (lenalidomide) and Velcade (bortezomib), and have demonstrated disease progression while on their last …
In a recent review article published in the journal Clinical Cancer Research, two myeloma experts from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Nikhil Munshi and Dr. Kenneth Anderson, review the latest strategies in the treatment of multiple myeloma.
In their article, the experts discuss newer therapies that appear to be promising in clinical and preclinical studies.
According to the physicians, combination therapies that specifically target a patient’s genetic form of the disease will be required for long-term disease control and ultimately a cure.
Some Historical Perspective
In their review article, Drs. …