Dr Usmani discusses the integration of elranatamab, talquetamab, and telcistamab into the management of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, common adverse effects and recommended supportive care measures, and ongoing research that may help clarify their role in the paradigm.
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In today’s episode, sponsored by Janssen, we had the pleasure of speaking with Saad Z. Usmani, MD, MBA, FACP, about the use of bispecific antibodies in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. Dr Usmani is a hematologist-oncologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, New York.
Between October 25, 2022, and August 14, 2023, the FDA approved 3 bispecific antibodies for the treatment of patients with relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma who have previously received at least 4 lines of therapy, including a proteasome inhibitor, an immunomodulatory drug, and an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody. Each indication received accelerated approval from the FDA based on objective response rate data from phase 2 trials.
These off-the-shelf agents targeting BCMA and GPRC5D join an already crowded landscape. However, Usmani explained that with the withdrawal of the BCMA-directed antibody-drug conjugate belantamab mafodotin-blmf (Blenrep) in November 2022, these off-the-shelf agents will have a role to play in the treatment of patients with heavily pretreated disease who cannot afford to wait for CAR T-cell therapy. Real-world data will also help inform optimal treatment sequencing, Usmani noted, adding that the field cannot count on loss of BCMA to direct subsequent treatment decisions.
In our exclusive interview, Dr Usmani discussed the integration of elranatamab-bcmm (Elrexfio), talquetamab-tgvs (Talvey), and teclistamab-cqyv (Tecvayli) into the management of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, common adverse effects and recommended supportive care measures, and ongoing research that may help clarify their role in the paradigm.
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