Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo

Darzalex Triple Combo Approved in Europe for Myeloma Patients Ineligible for ASCT

The European Commission has approved Darzalex (daratumumab), in combination with Revlimid (lenalidomide) and dexamethasone, as a first-line treatment for adults with multiple myeloma who are ineligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT). The decision was supported by the recent approval recommendation from the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use, an…

CHMP Recommends Darzalex Triple Combo for Some Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Patients in EU

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that Darzalex (daratumumab) be approved in Europe, in combination with Revlimid (lenalidomide) and dexamethasone, as a first-line treatment for multiple myeloma patients who are ineligible for autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT). Janssen announced the positive opinion by the EMA’s Committee for…

Researchers Identify 3 Genetic Alterations Associated with Higher Risk of Myeloma in African-Americans

Researchers have identified three genetic alterations associated with the known twofold to threefold risk of multiple myeloma among African-Americans. The study, “Differences in genomic abnormalities among African individuals with monoclonal gammopathies using calculated ancestry,” was published in the Blood Cancer Journal. Multiple myeloma is the most…