Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo

Janssen Seeks FDA Approval of Teclistamab for RRMM

Janssen is seeking the approval of its investigational therapy teclistamab in the U.S. for people with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM). “Despite all the gains that have been made in treating multiple myeloma, the unmet need still remains very high,” Peter Lebowitz, MD, PhD, global therapeutic area…

Xpovio Conditionally Approved in China for Heavily Treated Patients

China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) has conditionally approved a combination of Xpovio (selinexor) and the corticosteroid dexamethasone to treat adults with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) who received at least three prior therapies. This includes patients whose disease failed to respond to at least one immunomodulatory…

Optimal Dose of Tasquinimod Found in First Phase of RRMM Trial

The optimal dosing of tasquinimod, Active Biotech’s experimental oral therapy for adults with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, has been determined in a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial. Now, that dose and schedule will be tested, along with the standard oral combination treatment, in the trial’s second phase, the…

Under-the-skin Velcade Found to Work Better in Farydak Triple Combo

Using an under-the-skin formulation of Velcade (bortezomib), in combination with Farydak (panobinostat) and oral dexamethasone, leads to a better safety profile in people with relapsed or refractory (resistant) multiple myeloma than does the therapy’s original into-the-vein version, data show. The triple combination treatment with under-the-skin Velcade also was…

EU Committee Supports Nexpovio for Heavily Treated Myeloma Patients

A combination of Nexpovio (selinexor) and the corticosteroid dexamethasone has been recommended for conditional approval in the European Union to treat adults with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who received at least four prior therapies. This includes patients whose disease failed to respond to at least two proteasome inhibitors,…

FDA Approval Sought for Cilta-cel CAR T-cell Therapy

Janssen and Legend Biotech are seeking U.S. approval for their investigational CAR T-cell therapy ciltacabtagene autoleucel  — known as cilta-cel — to treat adults with relapsed or refractory (hard-to-treat) multiple myeloma. A rolling submission of the biologics license application (BLA) for cilta-cel has been started by Janssen…

MMRF Joins Dana-Farber to Advance Research in Smoldering Myeloma

The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) has joined forces with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute to develop new biomarkers and treatments for people with smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) — a precursor condition to multiple myeloma. The collaboration will take advantage of MMRF’s data hub CureCloud and at-home genetic test program and Dana Farber’s…