Oncopeptides has announced that the first patient has been dosed in the phase 3 LIGHTHOUSE study, evaluating the efficacy and safety of a triple combination therapy with melflufen plus dexamethasone and subcutaneous daratumumab compared to daratumumab alone.
The phase 3 LIGHTHOUSE study is a randomized, open-label study in patients with relapsed refractory multiple myeloma who are refractory to an immunomodulatory agent and a proteasome inhibitor or who have had at least three prior lines of therapy, including these agents.
“Following the encouraging results of our ANCHOR study this is an important study to further evaluate the potential role of melflufen in triplet regimens”, says Klaas Bakker, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Oncopeptides AB. “There is an imminent need for additional therapeutic options as myeloma patients become multi-resistant earlier in their treatment journey. A positive outcome may potentially support the use of melflufen as combination therapy with daratumumab in earlier stages of multiple myeloma”.
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