FDA Approves DARZALEX® in Combination with POMALYST® and Dexamethasone for Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

The FDA on June 16, 2017 approved the use of DARZALEX® (Daratumumab) in combination with POMALYST® (Pomalidomide) and Dexamethasone for the treatment of patients with Multiple Myeloma who have received at least two prior therapies including REVLIMID® (Lenalidomide) and a Proteasome Inhibitor. DARZALEX® is a human IgG1 antibody that targets CD38, a transmembrane glycoprotein abundantly expressed on malignant plasma cells. This combination may be a viable option for patients who progress on a combination of REVLIMID®, VELCADE® and Dexamethasone (RVD) regimen, which is often given as first line therapy.