Saad Z. Usmani, MD
Levine Cancer Institute
Carolinas HealthCare System
Charlotte, NC

Background: Daratumumab (D) plus lenalidomide and dexamethasone (Rd; POLLUX) or with bortezomib and dexamethasone (Vd; CASTOR) demonstrated prolonged PFS and tolerability compared with Rd and Vd alone, respectively, in RRMM pts. We examined the safety and efficacy profiles of DRd and DVd in elderly (≥75 y) pts from these phase 3 studies. 

Conclusions: The safety and efficacy profiles in elderly pts were generally comparable with the overall population in each study.

Author(s): Maria-Victoria Mateos, Andrew Spencer, Ajay K. Nooka, Ludek Pour, Katja C. Weisel, Michele Cavo, Jacob Laubach, Gordon Cook, Shinsuke Iida, Lotfi Benboubker, Saad Zafar Usmani, Sung-Soo Yoon, Nizar J. Bahlis, Christopher Chiu, Jordan Mark Schecter, Kaida Wu, Xiang Qin, David Soong, Meletios A. Dimopoulos

Clinical trial information: NCT02136134 and NCT02076009


Dr. Saad Usmani is Chief of Plasma Cell Disorders and Director of Clinical Research in Hematologic Malignancies at the Levine Cancer Institute Hematologic Oncology and Blood Disorders and Carolinas HealthCare System.

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