Lee Greenberger on Newly Approved Drugs for Multiple Myeloma

Lee Greenberger, PhD, chief scientific officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, discusses new agents that were recently approved for multiple myeloma.

Lee Greenberger, PhD, chief scientific officer, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, discusses new agents that were recently approved for multiple myeloma.

Three drugs were FDA approved within 3 weeks — Darzalex (daratumumab), Ninlaro (ixazomib), and Empliciti (elotuzumab). Darzalex and Empliciti are antibodies, and Ninlaro is a proteasome inhibitor.

The agents can be used as monotherapy or in combination with conventional therapy, Greenberger explains. They have also extended progression-free survival in patients with myeloma.