FDA approves carfilzomib and daratumumab with dexamethasone for multiple myeloma

02/02/2021 By Dr. Dan Platt

Summary: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the approval of a new therapy combination for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. The combination of carfilzomib (Kyprolis), daratumumab (Darzalex), and dexamethasone (steroid) is now approved for use in patients who have received one to three prior lines of treatment.

Dr. Dan’s Takeaway: These drugs were all previously approved for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma and have proven effectiveness and safety. This particular combination was already being used by oncologists, but now has explicit FDA support and positive data that supports its role as another treatment option.

Resources:

https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-approvals-and-databases/fda-approves-carfilzomib-and-daratumumab-dexamethasone-multiple-myeloma

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