Medline ® Abstract for Reference 128
of 'Treatment of relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma'
Kortuem KM, Stewart AK
This spotlight review focuses on the second-generation proteasome inhibitor carfilzomib, which was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for treatment of relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma patients who have received at least 2 prior therapies, including bortezomib and an immunomodulatory agent, and have demonstrated disease progression on or within 60 days of the completion of the last therapy. This review focuses on clinical trial data leading to drug approval and provides advice for treating physicians who are now accessing this drug for patients.
Division of Hematology-Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ 85259-5494, USA.