Denmark-based Genmab A/S announced positive topline data from the second part of the Phase III CASSIOPEIA trial evaluating daratumumab (marketed as Darzalex) monotherapy as maintenance treatment compared to observation for patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma that are eligible for autologous stem cell transplant.

Genmab is squaring off with Janssen in a legal battle over royalties from the multiple myeloma drug Darzalex, and shares of the Denmark-based company fell in trading after the announcement.

Takeda Pharmaceutical opened a new 24,000-square-foot R&D cell therapy manufacturing facility in Boston at the site of the company’s R&D headquarters.

Takeda Pharmaceutical released data from the Phase III TOURMALINE-MM2 clinical trial of adding Ninlaro (ixazomib) to lenalidomide and dexamethasone compared to lenalidomide and dexamethasone plus placebo in treating newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (MM) patients who were not eligible for autologous stem cell transplant.

Celyad Oncology is at the forefront of cutting-edge immunotherapy and is hopeful of providing a new way forward for patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the expansion of Amgen’s Kyprolis (carfilzomib) U.S. prescribing information to include the product’s use in combination with Darzalex (daratumumab) plus dexamethasone (DKd) in two dosing regimens – once weekly and twice weekly – for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received one to three previous lines of therapy.

While Humira remains the best-selling prescription product worldwide, Keytruda has risen to the No. 2 global rank and is on track to eventually claim the top spot.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved GlaxoSmithKline’s experimental treatment Blenrep (belantamab mafodotin-blmf) for a common form of blood cancer.

Bristol Myers Squibb and bluebird bio announced the submission of their Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for idecabtagene vicleucel for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma.

A panel of the European Medicines Agency recommended approving GlaxoSmithKline’s experimental treatment for a common form of blood cancer, days after a similar nod from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel.