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Amgen Highlights Data To Be Presented At American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
Date:12/5/2012

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced that it will present data from several studies at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) from Dec. 8-11, 2012, in Atlanta. These include updated results from a Phase 2 trial evaluating blinatumomab in B-precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and data evaluating long-term use of Nplate® (romiplostim) in pediatric chronic immune thrombocytopenia (ITP).

"The research we are presenting at this year's annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology reflects Amgen's ongoing commitment to develop medicines for patients with the greatest need for treatment options," said Sean E. Harper, M.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at Amgen. "Our data show exciting progress in fighting hematologic diseases, particularly in orphan diseases like ALL and ITP."

ABSTRACTS OF INTEREST INCLUDE:
Abstracts are currently available on the ASH website at www.hematology.org. Updated data will be presented at the meeting.

Blinatumomab (AMG 103) in B-precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL)

  • Anti-CD19 BiTE Blinatumomab Induces High Complete Remission Rate and Prolongs Overall Survival in Adult Patients with Relapsed/Refractory B-Precursor Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL): Results from a Phase 2 Single-arm Dose-ranging Trial
    Lead Author: Max S. Topp, Department of Internal Medicine II, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, Wuerzburg University Medical Center, Wuerzburg, Germany
    Abstract No. 670
    Oral Presentation: Monday, Dec. 10, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. EST, A103, Level 1, Building A

Nplate in ITP

  • Long-Term Use of Open-Label Romiplostim i
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