Multiple Myeloma

The past week in oncology-related news includes shortages of crucial pediatric cancer drug, results of a study of racial disparities in multiple myeloma, and new drug on the horizon for HER2 metastatic breast cancer. Read Article ›

On September 26, 2019, the FDA approved daratumumab (Darzalex; Janssen) in combination with bortezomib, thalidomide, and dexamethasone for the treatment of newly diagnosed patients with multiple myeloma who are eligible for autologous stem-cell transplant (ASCT). The FDA granted this application priority review. Read Article ›

Selinexor has shown promising activity in very heavily pretreated patients with penta­refractory multiple myeloma. In the pivotal STORM Part 2 study, oral selinexor in combination with low-dose dexamethasone induced responses in 26.2% of patients. Read Article ›

Interim analysis of an international phase 3 clinical trial supports the addition of daratumumab (Darzalex) to lenalidomide (Revli­mid) and dexamethasone as the new standard of care in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma who are transplant-ineligible. Read Article ›

The results of a phase 2 clinical trial presented at ASH 2018 suggest that early therapeutic intervention is beneficial in patients with high-risk smoldering multiple myeloma. Read Article ›



On February 12, 2019, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted approval for daratumumab (Darzalex; Janssen), a CD38-directed antibody, to be given in a split-dosing regimen to patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Read Article ›


Despite major advances in treatment interventions, multiple myeloma remains incurable in the majority of patients, and relapse is an expected part of the disease course. At the 2017 NCCN Hematologic Malignancies Congress, Natalie S. Callander, MD, a hematologist at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center, Madison, outlined issues in the management of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Read Article ›

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