SILVER SPRING, Md. -- An FDA advisory committee voted 11-0 with one abstention to recommend approval carfilzomib (Kyprolis) for patients with treatment-refractory multiple myeloma.
Members of the Oncologic Drugs Advisory Committee decided that the drug's promised benefits -- control of progressive disease in patients who have exhausted all other treatments -- outweighed the considerable risks.
"We need to put this in the context of patients who are really running out of options," said one panel member prior to the vote.
Celebrating 29 years of marriage in December '17. After over 7 years of remission, Dom's Multiple Myeloma (Cancer of the blood plasma cells- attributed to Agent Orange Exposure while Dom served in Vietnam) has returned. Much of this blog concentrates on our adventure leading up to a Stem Cell Transplant, his remission, and our new adventure.