This three-wave syndicated report series tracks the introduction of Darzalex, a human anti-CD38 MAb, and Empliciti, a humanized anti-SLAMF7 MAb. The FDA approved these agents in November 2015 for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. This series is based on primary research data collected at one month, three months, and one year after commercial availability of Darzalex and Empliciti. Along with awareness and sources of familiarity, the report assesses U.S. hematological oncologists’ trial, adoption, and use of these agents, including anticipated future trends. The analysis provides information on product perception, satisfaction, obstacles to use, drivers of prescribing, patient types, displacement of competitors, Johnson & Johnson/Janssen’s and Bristol-Myers Squibb’s promotional efforts, and benchmarking against other recently launched oncology drugs.
- Multiple Myeloma - Emerging Therapies - Darzalex/Empliciti Launch Tracking Wave 3 (US)
Author(s): Izabela Ammermann, PhD
Izabela Ammermann, Ph.D., M.Sc., is a business insights analyst in the oncology division at Decision Resources Group. She is a specialist in multiple myeloma and pancreatic cancer and has expertise in chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Dr. Ammermann holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology from the Technical University of Munich and a M.Sc. in biotechnology from the Polish Academy of Sciences. Prior to joining Decision Resources Group, Dr. Ammermann worked as a postdoctoral research associate (Marie Curie research fellow) at Imperial College London. Dr. Ammermann has published several peer-reviewed papers.