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Intravenous elotuzumab (Empliciti™), a monoclonal antibody targeting the signalling lymphocytic activation molecule F7 (SLAMF7) glycoprotein, is approved for use in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma in previously-treated adult patients. In the pivotal, multinational, phase III ELOQUENT-2 trial in adults with relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma, elotuzumab in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone significantly prolonged median progression-free survival (PFS) and increased overall response rate (ORR; co-primary endpoints) compared with lenalidomide and dexamethasone alone. The clinical benefit of elotuzumab was maintained over the longer term (≤ 4 years' minimum follow-up); final overall survival data are awaited. Health-related quality of life was not negatively impacted by the addition of elotuzumab. Elotuzumab combination therapy had a generally manageable tolerability profile and the most common adverse events (AEs) of grade ≥ 3 severity were haematological (e.g. lymphocytopenia, anaemia, thrombocytopenia, neutropenia). Elotuzumab plus lenalidomide and dexamethasone extends the treatment options available for the management of relapsed and/or refractory multiple myeloma.
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