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Daratumumab / Hyaluronidase-fihj (Darzalex Faspro) + Lenalidomide (Revlimid)+ Dexamethasone for NDMM

NDMM (Transplant ineligible): Daratumumab and Hyaluronidase-fihj (Darzalex Faspro) + Lenalidomide (Revlimid) & Dexamethasone

FDA approves daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj for multiple myeloma

On May 1, 2020, the Food and Drug Administration approved daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj (DARZALEX FASPRO, Janssen Biotech, Inc.) for adult patients with newly diagnosed or relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. This new product allows for subcutaneous dosing of daratumumab.


Daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj is approved for the following indications that intravenous daratumumab had previously received:

  • in combination with bortezomib, melphalan and prednisone in newly diagnosed patients who are ineligible for autologous stem cell transplant

  • in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone in newly diagnosed patients who are ineligible for autologous stem cell transplant and in patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy,

  • in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone in patients who have received at least one prior therapy,

  • as monotherapy, in patients who have received at least three prior lines of therapy including a proteasome inhibitor and an immunomodulatory agent or who are double-refractory to a PI and an immunomodulatory agent.


  • D-VMP (NDMM, Transplant Ineligible)

  • D-Rd (NDMM, Transplant Ineligible), (RRMM)

  • D-Vel-dex (RRMM)

  • Dara Monotherapy (RRMM)


Efficacy of daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihji (monotherapy) was evaluated in COLUMBA (NCT03277105), an open-label non-inferiority trial randomizing 263 patients to daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj and 259 to intravenous daratumumab (daratumumab IV). The trial’s co-primary endpoints were overall response rate (ORR) and pharmacokinetic (PK) endpoint of the maximum Ctrough on cycle 3, day 1 pre-dose. Daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj was non-inferior to daratumumab IV in evaluating these two endpoints.

Efficacy of daratumumab and hyaluronidase-fihj in combination with VMP (D-VMP) was evaluated in a single-arm cohort of PLEIADES (NCT03412565), a multi-cohort, open‑label trial. Eligible patients were required to have newly diagnosed multiple myeloma and were ineligible for transplant. The major efficacy outcome measure, ORR, was 88.1% (95% CI: 77.8, 94.7).


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05/01/2020: FDA Approval




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