News round-up for 11-15 December by DDW Digital Content Editor Diana Spencer.
Our news highlights this week focus on haematology, thanks in part to a number of key announcements at the 65th American Society for Hematology meeting (ASH) Annual Meeting, including real-world evidence on the use of CAR-T therapies in blood cancers and new data for myeloma and lymphoma treatments.
The top stories:
Bristol-Myers Squibb has received manufacturing and marketing approval in Japan for Abecma (idecabtagene vicleucel) as a third-line therapy for relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM).
Real-world evidence from the French DESCAR-T registry has shown an overall response rate (ORR) of 76.9% and complete response rate (CR) of 57.7% in large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) patients treated with axicabtagene ciloleucel (Yescarta).
Genmab and AbbVie have announced updated data presented at ASH from the companies’ ongoing Phase I/II EPCORE NHL-1 clinical trial investigating epcoritamab (DuoBody CD3xCD20).
The University College London (UCL) has entered into a partnership with ViroCell Biologics to advance Professor Persis Amrolia’s innovative chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy for relapsed paediatric acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).
Data presented at the American Society for Hematology meeting (ASH) show a 70% response rate in last line multiple myeloma patients treated with CellCentric’s inobrodib in combination with pomalidomide (pom) and dexamethasone (dex).