Dr. Kumar Discusses Daratumumab in Multiple Myeloma

Shaji K. Kumar, MD
Published Online: Thursday, May 18, 2017



Shaji K. Kumar, MD, professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, discusses daratumumab (Darzalex) in multiple myeloma.

The first monoclonal antibodies have been approved for use in multiple myeloma. Daratumumab, a monoclonal antibody, binds to CD38, which is overexpressed by multiple myeloma cells.

The results seen with daratumumab have been quite striking, says Kumar. There have been 2 large phase III trials, both of which showed adding daratumumab to regularly used regimens improved progression-free survival.
 


Shaji K. Kumar, MD, professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, discusses daratumumab (Darzalex) in multiple myeloma.

The first monoclonal antibodies have been approved for use in multiple myeloma. Daratumumab, a monoclonal antibody, binds to CD38, which is overexpressed by multiple myeloma cells.

The results seen with daratumumab have been quite striking, says Kumar. There have been 2 large phase III trials, both of which showed adding daratumumab to regularly used regimens improved progression-free survival.
 



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