Front-line daratumumab-VTd versus standard-of-care in ASCT-eligible multiple myeloma: Matching-adjusted indirect comparison

Philippe Moreau, Benjamin Hebraud, Thierry Facon, Xavier Leleu, Cyrille Hulin, Mahmoud Hashim, Yannan Hu, Denis Caillot, Lofti Benboubker, Sonja Zweegman, Maximilian Merz, Katja Weisel, Hans Salwender, Elias K. Mai, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Uta Bertsch, Véronique Vanquickelberghe, Tobias Kampfenkel, Carla De Boer, Stanimira KrotnevaIrina Proskorovsky, Jianming He, Annette Lam, Charlene Lee, Sarah Cote, Pieter Sonneveld

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Aim: To compare daratumumab plus standard-of-care (SoC; bortezomib/thalidomide/dexamethasone [VTd]) and VTd alone with other SoC for transplant-eligible newly diagnosed multiple myeloma. Patients and methods: We conducted an unanchored matching-adjusted indirect comparison of progression-free and overall survival (PFS/OS) with D-VTd/VTd versus bortezomib/lenalidomide/dexamethasone (VRd), bortezomib/cyclophosphamide/dexamethasone (VCd) and bortezomib/dexamethasone (Vd). Results: After matching adjustment, significant improvements in PFS were estimated for D-VTd versus VRd (hazard ratio [HR]: 0.47 [95% CI: 0.33-0.69]), VCd (HR: 0.35 [95% CI: 0.21-0.58]) and Vd (HR: 0.42 [95% CI: 0.28-0.63]). OS was significantly longer with D-VTd versus VRd (HR: 0.31 [95% CI: 0.16-0.57]), VCd (HR: 0.35 [95% CI: 0.14-0.86]) and Vd (HR: 0.38 [95% CI: 0.18-0.77]). No significant PFS/OS differences were seen for VTd versus other SoC. Conclusion: This analysis supports front-line daratumumab for transplant-eligible newly diagnosed multiple myeloma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-154
Number of pages12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021


  • daratumumab
  • multiple myeloma
  • newly diagnosed
  • standard of care
  • transplant eligible

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