ALCYONE Paves Way For J&J/Genmab's Darzalex In Frontline Myeloma
Data supporting a role for J&J/Genmab's anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody in newly diagnosed multiple myeloma are "as good as could be expected," but the backbone regimen in the trial is rarely used in the US.
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