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Multiple myeloma is a cancer that begins in plasma cells, a type of white blood cell. These cells are part of your immune system, which helps protect the body from germs and other harmful substances. In time, myeloma cells collect in the bone marrow and in the solid parts of bone.
SkylineDx’s MMprofiler test helps predict prognosis of patients with multiple myeloma

SkylineDx’s MMprofiler test helps predict prognosis of patients with multiple myeloma

SkylineDx, an innovative biotechnology company specialising in the development and commercialization of genetic tests, is today launching its MMprofiler assay. This test enables clinicians to more accurately predict the prognosis of patients with multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer) than traditional methods. [More]
BioLight receives CE Mark approval for CellDetect bladder cancer test

BioLight receives CE Mark approval for CellDetect bladder cancer test

BioLight Life Sciences Investments Ltd., a firm that invests in, manages and commercializes biomedical innovations in ophthalmology and cancer diagnostics, announced today that its CellDetect non-invasive test for detecting bladder cancer in urine has obtained CE Marking, enabling the product to be marketed and sold in Europe and other territories. [More]
Solstice CEO honored with LLS's John Engdahl Award

Solstice CEO honored with LLS's John Engdahl Award

Solstice's Chief Executive Officer Dr. Leonard Weiss has been honored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with its John Engdahl Award. The award was established in recognition of John's dreams and his accomplishments of running and raising much needed funds for the Society. [More]
Current treatments for blood cancer priced too high to be considered cost-effective, new analysis finds

Current treatments for blood cancer priced too high to be considered cost-effective, new analysis finds

The costs associated with cancer drug prices have risen dramatically over the past 15 years, which is of concern to many top oncologists. In a new analysis, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center concluded the majority of existing treatments for hematologic, or blood, cancers are currently priced too high to be considered cost-effective in the United States. [More]
Vaxil's ImMucin receives FDA orphan drug designation for treatment of multiple myeloma

Vaxil's ImMucin receives FDA orphan drug designation for treatment of multiple myeloma

Vaxil Bio, a company specializing in the development of immunotherapy-based drugs, reports today that its lead product, ImMucin, has been granted an "orphan drug" designation by the US Food and Drug Administration, for the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM). [More]
Novartis presents positive Phase III results of Farydak therapy at EHA

Novartis presents positive Phase III results of Farydak therapy at EHA

Novartis today presented results from a pivotal Phase III clinical trial exploratory subgroup analysis showing a 7.8-month improvement in median progression-free survival when using Farydak in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma who had received two or more prior regimens, including bortezomib and an immunomodulatory agent. [More]
BioLight expands relationship with Ora to develop TeaRx multi-parameter diagnostic test for DES

BioLight expands relationship with Ora to develop TeaRx multi-parameter diagnostic test for DES

BioLight Life Sciences Investments, a firm that invests in, manages and commercializes biomedical innovations in ophthalmology and cancer diagnostics, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with Ora, Inc., a world-leading independent, full-service ophthalmic contract research organization and product development firm, via the signing of a Collaboration Agreement (the "Agreement") pursuant to which the companies will work together to advance the clinical, regulatory and commercial development of BioLight's TeaRx multi-parameter diagnostic test for dry eye syndrome ("DES"). [More]
US cancer physicians explore new approach to help older patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant

US cancer physicians explore new approach to help older patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant

When stem cell transplant first became part of standard treatment for certain cancers and blood diseases twenty years ago, individuals older than 60 were rarely considered for the procedure. [More]
Janssen begins rolling submission of daratumumab BLA to FDA for treatment of patients with multiple myeloma

Janssen begins rolling submission of daratumumab BLA to FDA for treatment of patients with multiple myeloma

Janssen Research & Development, LLC has initiated the rolling submission of its Biologic License Application (BLA) for daratumumab to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least three prior lines of therapy, including a proteasome inhibitor (PI) and an immunomodulatory agent (IMiD), or who are double refractory to a PI and an IMiD. [More]
Elotuzumab boosts response in relapsed, refractory multiple myeloma

Elotuzumab boosts response in relapsed, refractory multiple myeloma

Addition of the immunostimulatory antibody elotuzumab to the combination of lenalidomide and dexamethasone improves progression-free survival and the overall response rate in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma, research suggests. [More]
CASI files application with CFDA to conduct ENMD-2076 Phase 2 trial in fibrolamellar carcinoma patients

CASI files application with CFDA to conduct ENMD-2076 Phase 2 trial in fibrolamellar carcinoma patients

CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the acquisition, development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics addressing cancer and other unmet medical needs for the global market with a commercial focus on China, announced today that it has filed an application with China's Food and Drug Administration to conduct a Phase 2 clinical trial in fibrolamellar carcinoma (FLC) patients in China for its proprietary drug candidate, ENMD-2076. [More]
MorphoSys' MOR202 proprietary drug candidate meets primary endpoints in multiple myeloma patients

MorphoSys' MOR202 proprietary drug candidate meets primary endpoints in multiple myeloma patients

MorphoSys AG today published first safety and efficacy data on its proprietary drug candidate MOR202. The data are from a phase 1/2a study in 42 heavily pretreated patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. [More]

ASCO 2015: AMGEN presents new data evaluating less-frequent dosing of kyprolis for multiple myeloma patients

Amgen today announced the initiation of the ARROW trial, a global Phase 3 study evaluating the benefit of Kyprolis® [More]
Maintenance therapy with lenalidomide benefits patients with multiple myeloma

Maintenance therapy with lenalidomide benefits patients with multiple myeloma

A large cooperative-group study directed by the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology has confirmed previous evidence that the drug lenalidomide delays time to disease progression for patients with multiple myeloma and is an important treatment option for patients with this rare but increasingly common cancer of the blood and marrow. [More]
Phase 2 results from Abbvie’s veliparib study in NSCLC presented at ASCO 2015

Phase 2 results from Abbvie’s veliparib study in NSCLC presented at ASCO 2015

AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced findings from a Phase 2 study of the investigational medicine veliparib combined with the chemotherapy regimen carboplatin and paclitaxel that showed an improvement in median progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with previously untreated metastatic or advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who are current smokers. [More]
Novartis CTL019 CAR T cell therapy demonstrates potential to treat B-cell lymphomas

Novartis CTL019 CAR T cell therapy demonstrates potential to treat B-cell lymphomas

Novartis is highlighting data from an ongoing Phase II clinical study of CTL019, an investigational chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, that indicate its potential in the treatment of specific types of hard-to-treat non-Hodgkin lymphoma. [More]
Adaptimmune presents clinical results of NY-ESO TCR therapeutic candidate at ASCO 2015

Adaptimmune presents clinical results of NY-ESO TCR therapeutic candidate at ASCO 2015

Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the use of TCR engineered T-cell therapy to treat cancer, today announced a poster presentation of data on its lead clinical program, an affinity enhanced T-cell receptor (TCR) therapeutic targeting the NY-ESO-1 cancer antigen, in both solid and hematologic cancers. [More]
Mount Sinai Health System researchers present updates on cancer vaccine clinical trials at ASCO 2015

Mount Sinai Health System researchers present updates on cancer vaccine clinical trials at ASCO 2015

Mount Sinai Health System faculty will be presenting research updates on a lymphoma vaccine clinical trial, the best dosing for a drug against metastatic cancer, and new treatment strategies in relapsed multiple myeloma at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting, May 29 - June 2, 2015, in Chicago. [More]
BioLight Life Sciences reports operational and financial results for Q1 2015

BioLight Life Sciences reports operational and financial results for Q1 2015

BioLight Life Sciences Investments, a firm that invests in, manages and commercializes biomedical innovations in ophthalmology and cancer diagnostics, today reported operational and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. [More]
Abbvie presents venetoclax Phase 1 results in patients with multiple myeloma at ASCO 2015

Abbvie presents venetoclax Phase 1 results in patients with multiple myeloma at ASCO 2015

AbbVie, a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that results from a Phase 1b trial of investigational venetoclax, a novel inhibitor of the B-cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2) protein that is being developed in partnership with Genentech and Roche, in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone, showed an 83 percent overall response rate (n=5/6) in bortezomib-naive patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) multiple myeloma, including two patients who achieved complete responses.1 These data will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting on Sunday, May 31, in Chicago. [More]
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