I'm so delighted. Pomalidomide, by Celgene, is the new, innovative anti-cancer drug which has kept my myeloma stable for four years now, in a drug trial. That trial and other trials have demonstrated that pomalidomide is a powerful combatant in the fight against myeloma. When pomalidomide is available to everyone it will benefit many, many patients. For some, it will save their lives.
If all goes very well, the FDA could approve pomalidomide as soon as this fall.
Here is a great article on Celgene's April 26 announcement, by the International Myeloma Foundation.
The other very promising drug on the immediate horizon is carfilzomib, by Onyx, submitted for FDA approval last September and well on its way to approval. It uses a different mechanism than pomalidomide for fighting myeloma, and there is even a trial underway to determine how well they might work together.
Things are happening. Never stop hoping.