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Isatuximab: A Review of its Use in Multiple Myeloma

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posted on 2021-08-09, 00:28 authored by James E. Frampton


Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.

Authorship and Conflict of interest J. E. Frampton is a salaried employee of Adis International Ltd/Springer Nature, and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.

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Isatuximab (Sarclisa®; isatuximab-irfc in the USA) is an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody (mAb) approved for use in the treatment of adults with multiple myeloma (MM): in combination with pomalidomide and dexamethasone for those with relapsed and refractory MM (RRMM) who have received ≥ 2 prior therapies, including lenalidomide and a proteasome inhibitor; and in combination with carfilzomib and dexamethasone for those with relapsed MM who have received ≥ 1 prior therapy. In phase III studies, the addition of isatuximab to pomalidomide and dexamethasone signiicantly prolonged progression-free survival (PFS) and improved the depth of tumour response in patients with RRMM, as did the addition of isatuximab to carfilzomib and dexamethasone in patients with relapsed or refractory MM. Health-related quality of life was maintained when isatuximab was combined with these other therapies. Isatuximab-based combination therapies were generally well tolerated and demonstrated a manageable safety proile with no new safety signals. Although mature overall survival data are awaited, available evidence indicates that the combinations of isatuximab with pomalidomide and dexamethasone and isatuximab with carilzomib and dexamethasone are important additional treatment options for RRMM and relapsed MM, respectively.

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