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Genmab Announces First Phase III Trial Of Daratumumab - Quick Facts

Denmark-based biotechnology company Genmab A/S (GNMSF.PK) said its partner, Janssen Biotech, Inc. would begin a Phase III study of daratumumab in relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. The trial would compare daratumumab in combination with lenalidomide and dexamethasone to lenalidomide and dexamethasone alone.

Genmab's Chief Executive stated: "The daratumumab development program is progressing very well. We are extremely pleased to be able to announce that this study evaluating daratumumab in combination with a core multiple myeloma treatment regime will initiate patient recruitment in the coming months."

The Phase III trial would comprise nearly 500 patients with relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma. Patients would be randomized to receive either daratumumab combined with lenalidomide and dexamethasone, or lenalidomide and dexamethasone alone. The company said the study's primary endpoint is progression free survival.

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