J Clin Med. 2020 Nov 11;9(11):E3626. doi: 10.3390/jcm9113626.
The novel clinical data for plasma cell neoplasms (smoldering myeloma, multiple myeloma, and AL amyloidosis) that were presented in the 2020 American Society of Clinical Oncology virtual scientific symposium are summarized here. Data from large phase-3 studies (CASSIOPEIA, ENDURANCE, and TOURMALINE-MM4 trials) and phase-2 studies (SWOG 1211, GMMG CONCEPT trials) for newly diagnosed multiple myeloma patients who are eligible for autologous stem cell transplantation are described. Updates from previous important studies for multiple myeloma (STaMINA) along with studies on three different chimeric antigen receptor (CAR-) T cell products are also described. Results of clinical studies involving the use of anti-myeloma drugs with novel mechanisms of action such as immunoconjugates, selinexor, venetoclax, monoclonal antibodies, and data on minimal residual disease (MRD) are discussed. These data provide an overview of the efficacy and safety of the various treatments in multiple myeloma and could lead to changes in our clinical practice, which could pave the path for a “cure” in myeloma.