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Amgen Announces Pivotal Head-To-Head ENDEAVOR Study Results Published in The Lancet Oncology Demonstrate Superiority of Kyprolis Combination Over Velcade Combination


Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that The Lancet Oncology published results from the pivotal Phase 3 head-to-head ENDEAVOR study comparing Kyprolis® (carfilzomib) plus dexamethasone to Velcade® (bortezomib) plus dexamethasone in patients with relapsed multiple myeloma. The data showed that patients treated with Kyprolis plus dexamethasone achieved progression-free survival (PFS) of 18.7 months compared to 9.4 months in those receiving bortezomib plus dexamethasone (HR=0.53; 95 percent CI: 0.44,0.65 p<0.0001), a current standard of care in relapsed multiple myeloma.

These findings demonstrate that patients with relapsed multiple myeloma treated with Kyprolis lived twice as long without disease worsening as those treated with bortezomib. The most common adverse events (greater than 25 percent) in the Kyprolis arm were diarrhea, anemia, fatigue, dyspnea, pyrexia and insomnia. Treatment discontinuation due to adverse events and on-study deaths were comparable between the two arms.

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"In this head-to-head comparison, carfilzomib plus dexamethasone resulted in a twofold decrease in the risk of progression or death, compared

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