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Ide-cel Appears Active in Almost Three-Fourths of Heavily Pretreated Patients with Myeloma

Idecabtagene vicleucel (ide-cel; bb2121), a BCMA-targeting CAR T-cell therapy, yielded a response in73% of patients with heavily pretreated relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma, according to topline findings from the pivotal phase 2 KarMMA trial shared during the 2020 ASCO Virtual Scientific Program.

In the study, 33% of patients had a complete response with ide-cel. The median duration of response (DOR) was 10.7 months, and the median progression-free survival (PFS) was 8.8 months (95% CI, 5.6-11.6).

“Ide-cel demonstrated frequent, deep, and durable responses in heavily pretreated, highly relapsed/refractory patients with myeloma,” said Nikhil C. Munshi, MD, director of Basic and Correlative Science, Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. “Overall, ide-cel provides an attractive option for the…

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