Janssen-Cilag International NV announced that the European Commission granted approval to Darzalex (daratumumab) for use in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, or bortezomib – which is marketed as Velcade – and dexamethasone, for the treatment of adult patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy.

Patients with relapsed multiple myeloma treated with Amgen Inc.’s Kyprolis lived more than seven months longer than those who received Takeda Pharmaceutical Co.’s Velcade, according to data from a late-stage study released by Amgen.

Amgen’s multiple myeloma drug did not fare better than Takeda’s older therapy Velcade in a study involving patients who had not yet been treated for the disease.

Allegations were made that Celgene donated millions of dollars to charities that help patients afford high-priced cancer drugs as part of a profit-making scheme.

Celgene Corp. exceeded expectations for second-quarter 2016 earnings on the strength of its flagship multiple myeloma drug Revlimid and growth in newer medicines.

Danish biotech Genmab, which has seen its shares rocket 163 percent this year, is set for further gains as new research data showed increased potential for its Darzalex blood cancer treatment, analysts said on Wednesday. Patients using the drug had an overall survival rate of 90 percent and a 72 percent progression free survival rate […]

Merck & Co’s immunotherapy Keytruda led to a high response rate for patients with the blood cancer multiple myeloma when added to standard therapy in a small, early stage trial, according to data presented on Monday. The Phase I study tested Keytruda in combination with Celgene’s Revlimid and the corticosteroid dexamethasone in patients whose disease […]

    First-in-class immunotherapy approved for multiple myeloma patients who have received three or more prior lines of therapy, including a proteasome inhibitor (PI) and an immunomodulatory agent or who are double refractory to a PI and an immunomodulatory agent PR Newswire, HORSHAM, PA, November 16, 2015 Janssen Biotech, Inc., a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of […]

U.S. regulators have approved an experimental treatment from Johnson & Johnson that may offer hope to multiple myeloma patients who have run out of other options against the blood cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday said it had approved Darzalex (daratumumab) for patients who had already undergone at least three prior standard […]

Biotechnology company Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration declined to approve its Evomela injection to treat patients with multiple myeloma, a form of blood cancer that arises from plasma cells found in bone marrow. Spectrum Pharmaceuticals said it received a complete response letter, which the FDA sends to let a drug […]