Author Archives: Steve Bryson PhD

Europe’s CHMP Supports Carvykti T-cell Therapy Approval in EU

Carvykti (ciltacabtagene autoleucel; cilta-cel) has been recommended for approval in Europe by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), an arm of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), for eligible adults with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. The CAR T-cell therapy will be available for patients who have…

Longer Survival for Black vs White Myeloma Patients With Same Care

Black people with multiple myeloma live longer than white patients with similar disease symptoms when both receive the same new and updated medical treatments, according to an analysis of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database. However, Black myeloma patients were less likely to receive such novel treatments…

Sarclisa Extends Survival in RRMM, Long-term Phase 3 Trial Data Shows

The therapy Sarclisa (isatuximab) extended survival by nearly seven months in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma patients also given Pomalyst (pomalidomide) and dexamethasone as standard treatment, according to updated three-year data from the ICARIA-MM Phase 3 trial. The data, “Isatuximab plus pomalidomide and low-dose dexamethasone versus pomalidomide…

FDA Approves 8th Darzalex Faspro Indication for Myeloma Patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Darzalex Faspro (daratumumab and hyaluronidase), in combination with Kyprolis (carfilzomib) and the corticosteroid dexamethasone, for the treatment of adults with multiple myeloma who have received one to three lines of therapy. Darzalex Faspro is a subcutaneous, or under-the-skin, formulation…