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EMA Recommends Extension of Therapeutic Indications for Selinexor

New indication concerns a combination of selinexor with bortezomib and dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma
15 Jun 2022
Anticancer agents & Biologic therapy;  Haematologic malignancies

On 19 May 2022, the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA’s) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) adopted a positive opinion recommending a change to the terms of the marketing authorisation for the medicinal product selinexor (Nexpovio).

The marketing authorisation holder for this medicinal product is Karyopharm Europe GmbH.

The CHMP adopted a new indication for multiple myeloma.

The full indications for Nexpovio will therefore be as follows (new indication in bold):

Nexpovio is indicated:

  • in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone for the treatment of adult patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least one prior therapy.
  • in combination with dexamethasone for the treatment of multiple myeloma in adult patients who have received at least four prior therapies and whose disease is refractory to at least two proteasome inhibitors, two immunomodulatory agents and an anti-CD38 monoclonal antibody, and who have demonstrated disease progression on the last therapy.

Detailed recommendations for the use of this product will be described in the updated summary of product characteristics, which will be published in the revised European public assessment report, and will be available in all official European Union languages after a decision on this change to the marketing authorisation has been granted by the European Commission.

Summaries of positive opinion are published without prejudice to the Commission decision, which will normally be issued 67 days from adoption of the opinion.

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