The big news yesterday evening was that Amgen’s phase III FOCUS trial in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma failed to meet its primary endpoint of overall survival (HR=0.975).

Kyprolis logoSuch a marginal hazard ratio (HR) tells us that the risk of death was not reduced by taking carfilzomib over best supportive care.

According to the company:

“The 315-patient, open-label study evaluated single-agent Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) for Injection compared to an active control regimen of low-dose dexamethasone, or equivalent corticosteroids, plus optional cyclophosphamide in patients with relapsed and advanced refractory multiple myeloma. Nearly all patients in the control arm received cyclophosphamide. Patients were heavily pretreated and had received a median of five therapeutic regimens prior to study entry.”

To learn more about our insights and thoughts on this data, you can sign in or sign up below.

Posted by 

Purchase Access to Premium Content

Click on blue icon to purchase a PERSONAL, INDIVIDUAL license to premium content. You are NOT PERMITTED to share access or copies of posts. If you wish to purchase a CORPORATE or MULTI-USER license or want to be able to share content PLEASE CONTACT US to purchase this. Please read the terms of use before purchasing & if you work in PR, Communications or for an agency, the guidance within it. Rates may change without notice and are non-refundable.