Journal article

Daratumumab, Bortezomib, and Dexamethasone for Multiple Myeloma

Antonio Palumbo, Asher Chanan-Khan, Katja Weisel, Ajay K Nooka, Tamas Masszi, Meral Beksac, Ivan Spicka, Vania Hungria, Markus Munder, Maria V Mateos, Tomer M Mark, Ming Qi, Jordan Schecter, Himal Amin, Xiang Qin, William Deraedt, Tahamtan Ahmadi, Andrew Spencer, Pieter Sonneveld

New England Journal of Medicine | Massachusetts Medical Society | Published : 2016

Abstract

Background: Daratumumab, a human IgGκ monoclonal antibody that targets CD38, induces direct and indirect antimyeloma activity and has shown substantial efficacy as monotherapy in heavily pretreated patients with multiple myeloma, as well as in combination with bortezomib in patients with newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. Methods: In this phase 3 trial, we randomly assigned 498 patients with relapsed or relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma to receive bortezomib (1.3 mg per square meter of body-surface area) and dexamethasone (20 mg) alone (control group) or in combination with daratumumab (16 mg per kilogram of body weight) (daratumumab group). The primary end point was progression-free..

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