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Hot topics in MM: quadruplets and anti-BCMA therapy

Jun 24, 2020

During the 25th Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA), the Multiple Myeloma Hub was pleased to speak to Saad Usmani, Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health, Charlotte, US. In this podcast he discusses data from three clinical trials, which address the use of quadruplet treatments and anti-BCMA therapy for multiple myeloma.

He describes the progression free survival, overall survival and safety profile of the 100 patients that were evaluable from the SWOG 1211 trial. This was a randomized, phase II trial, which evaluated lenalidomide, bortezomib and dexamethasone (RVd) induction followed by dose-attenuated RVd maintenance until disease progression with or without elotuzumab, in patients with high risk, newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

He then talks about the dose escalation results of first-in-human trial of teclistamab, a BCMA bispecific antibody, in terms of overall response rates and safety profile. He then mentions the randomized phase III study looking at belantamab mafodotin in combination with RVd in patients with transplant ineligible newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

Hot topics in MM: quadruplets and anti-BCMA therapy