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FDA approves Carfilzomib in combination with Dex or with Lenalidomide and Dex in replased Myeloma

Updated: Oct 19, 2021



Jan. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) of Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) for Injection in combination with dexamethasone or with lenalidomide plus dexamethasone for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received one to three lines of therapy.


The FDA also approved Kyprolis as a single agent for the treatment of patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma who have received one or more lines of therapy. This FDA decision converts to full approval the initial accelerated approval Kyprolis received in July 2012 as a single agent.


The approval is based on results from the Phase 3 head-to-head ENDEAVOR study. This was a superiority trial in which the primary endpoint was progression-free survival (PFS). The data showed patients with relapsed multiple myeloma treated with Kyprolis and dexamethasone achieved 50 percent greater PFS of 18.7 months compared to 9.4 months in those receiving Velcade® (bortezomib) and dexamethasone (HR=0.53; 95 percent CI: 044, 0.65 p<0.0001), a current standard of care in relapsed multiple myeloma. Patients in the study were treated until disease progression. The most common adverse reactions (greater than or equal to 20 percent) in the Kyprolis arm were anemia, diarrhea, dyspnea, fatigue, insomnia, pyrexia and thrombocytopenia.


This new indication for Kyprolis is the second in six months. In July 2015, the FDA approved another expanded indication for Kyprolis in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone (KRd) for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received one to three prior lines of therapy.


 

Learn more:

https://www.amgen.com/newsroom/press-releases/2016/01/fda-approves-new-kyprolis-carfilzomib-combination-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-multiple-myeloma


https://ascopost.com/issues/march-10-2016/carfilzomib-plus-dexamethasone-in-previously-treated-multiple-myeloma/


01/21/2016: FDA Approval

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/appletter/2016/202714Orig1s010ltr.pdf



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