Author Archives: Marta Figueiredo

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…

FDA Approves Darzalex Combo Therapy for Certain Newly Diagnosed Patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Darzalex (daratumumab) in combination with standard therapy for the treatment of patients with newly-diagnosed multiple myeloma who are not eligible for stem cell transplants, according to Janssen Pharmaceuticals. Darzalex, created by Genmab, and developed and commercialized by Janssen Pharmaceuticals,…