Beyond the cell: novel noncellular immunotherapy approaches to multiple myeloma

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Abstract

The development of novel cellular therapies and bispecific T-cell-engaging antibodies is occurring at breakneck speed in multiple myeloma (MM). While groundbreaking, these agents have their unique logistical and toxicity issues and currently do not represent a curative approach. In this context, there continues to be an urgent need to develop novel, off-the-shelf immunotherapy approaches to add to the armamentarium. This article explores novel agents being investigated in combination with standard immunomodulatory drugs as well as next-generation cereblon E3 ligase modulators. These novel agents include drugs being repurposed from their use in other diseases as well as novel monoclonal antibodies. In addition, agents under development such as immunocytokines, immunotoxins, and natural killer-cell activators/engagers are reviewed. These novel therapeutic strategies hold the promise of countermanding the immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment, leading to enhanced anti-MM activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-179
Number of pages7
JournalHematology. American Society of Hematology. Education Program
Volume2022
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 9 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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