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Combination Therapy Holds Promise for Newly Diagnosed AL Amyloidosis Patients

Combination Therapy Holds Promise for Newly Diagnosed AL Amyloidosis Patients

Updated research regarding the ANDROMEDA study indicated the efficacy of subcutaneous daratumumab and cyclophosphamide, bortezomib, and dexamethasone (CyBorD) as a combination therapy in newly diagnosed light chain AL amyloidosis patients.

“The ANDROMEDA trial, [daratumumab is] being used in a novel way because the preparation of daratumumab is being given subcutaneously and not intravenously,” said Ray Comenzo, MD, professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. “This is a big deal for patients with systemic AL amyloidosis because these patients often have some degree of cardiac compromise, therefore, getting IV infusions can be challenging for them.”

“If daratumumab and CyBorD work better together than alone, we have a new standard of therapy for patients with light chain amyloidosis,” Dr Comenzo stressed. “It’s a very exciting prospect for the newly diagnosed amyloid patients of the future to potentially have a combination of 4 drugs that are safe, and that are almost 100% effective. That is what we expect; we expect many patients to be treated and to recover.”

Watch the video interview here.