Amgen (AMGN) Announces BLINCYTO Demonstrated Significantly Prolonged Event-Free Survival Compared With Consolidation Chemotherapy In Pediatric Patients With Relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

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BLINCYTO® (Blinatumomab) Demonstrated Significantly Prolonged Event-Free Survival Compared With Consolidation Chemotherapy In Pediatric Patients With Relapsed Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

March 2, 2021 4:00 PM EST

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., March 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that data from a multicenter, randomized Phase 3 study evaluating the efficacy, safety and tolerability of BLINCYTO® (blinatumomab) compared with consolidation chemotherapy before allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (alloHSCT) in pediatric patients with high-risk first-relapse B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) were published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).1

BLINCYTO demonstrated significantly prolonged event-free survival (events were defined by relapse, death, second malignancy, or failure to achieve complete remission) compared with chemotherapy. After a median of... More