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J&J study data show dramatic benefit to multiple myeloma cell therapy

April 19, 2023

The cancer cell therapy Carvykti dramatically outperformed standard drugs in a late-stage clinical trial testing its use in earlier treatment of the blood cancer multiple myeloma, according to data from a study abstract that was briefly posted online Tuesday.

The abstract showed Carvykti, which is made by Johnson & Johnson and Legend Biotech, reduced the risk of disease progression or death by 74% compared to standard of care — a degree of benefit that analysts who viewed it described as “stellar” and “highly encouraging.”

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