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FDA Approves Carfilzomib for Relapsed Multiple Myeloma

Ben Leach
Published: Monday, Jul 23, 2012

Dr. Richard Pazdur

Richard Pazdur, MD

The FDA approved carfilzomib (Kyprolis, Onyx) for patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least two prior therapies, including bortezomib and an immunomodulatory agent, and have demonstrated disease progression on or within 60 days of the completion of the last therapy. While there was some concern over potentially lethal side effects during the time that the FDA reviewed the drug, the government agency decided that the benefits outweigh the risks.
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