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After New Year’s Honours for his work, he now fears could die without seeing a single new myeloma-fighting drug added to those funded by Pharmac, the government drug-buying agency he labels as “glacial”. Read more here: Honoured haematologist and HIV pioneer fears he won’t see action from ‘glacial’ Pharmac in his lifetime | Stuff.co.nz
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Last Thursday 24 February the ICBCC Policy Strategy Working Group met to discuss on the Policy Strategy to address the specific impact of the pandemic on immunocompromised blood cancer patients (both acute and chronic) in a workshop-style setting. The meeting was facilitated by our partner Patvocates. During the 2 hour workshop the group managed to define...
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The primary analysis of the ICARIA-MM study showed significant improvement in progression-free survival with addition of isatuximab to pomalidomide–dexamethasone in relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma. Here, we report a prespecified updated overall survival analysis at 24 months after the primary analysis. Methods In this randomised, multicentre, open-label, phase 3 study adult patients (aged ≥18 years) with relapsed...
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This article was originally posted by Journal of Experimental Pharmacology Offidani et al. Journal of Experimental Pharmacology 2021:13 245–264 Offidani, Corvatta, Morè & Olivieri Multiple myeloma (MM) is the second most frequent hematological malignancy characterized by bone marrow aberrant plasma cells proliferation leading to a genetic complex and heterogeneous disease, with a median survival ranging...
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Myeloma Australia’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Group (MSAG) presents the article of the week. On behalf of Myeloma Australia’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Group (MSAG) please find below our article of the week. 3-year follow up of the phase III CASTOR study with independent expert commentary provided by MSAG chair Professor H. Miles Prince AM (Research...
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I have recently completed the Alps 2 Ocean (A2O) 315km ride over 6 days which is one of my greatest physical accomplishments in recent times and have been asked to write something about my journey. I will start with myself. Diagnosed with Kappa Light Chain myeloma 8.5 years ago after the T9 on my spinal...
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Background | Intravenous daratumumab for treatment of patients with multiple myeloma involves a lengthy infusion that affects quality of life, and infusion-related reactions are common. Subcutaneous daratumumab is thought to be easier to administer and to cause fewer administration-related reactions. In this study (COLUMBA), we tested the non-inferiority of subcutaneous daratumumab to intravenous daratumumab. Methods...
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Myeloma Australia’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Group (MSAG) presents the article of the week. Lenalidomide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (RVd) followed by autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT) is standard frontline therapy for transplant-eligible patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma (NDMM). This study evaluated addition of daratumumab (D) to RVd in ASCTeligible NDMM patients. Patients (N=207) were randomized...
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Myeloma Australia’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Group (MSAG) presents the article of the week. Multiple myeloma (MM) is the third most common hematologic malignancy worldwide, characterized by excessive proliferation of monoclonal plasma cells. The development of novel anti-MM agents has expanded treatment options for MM patients and improved out-comes. Despite recent treatment advances, MM remains incurable, with...
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