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Data on VELCADE(R) (Bortezomib) for Injection Based Therapies to be Presented at the International Myeloma Workshop
Date:2/23/2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company today announced that 100 data presentations on VELCADE research will be featured at the Fifth International Myeloma Workshop (IMW) in Washington, D.C., February 26 - March 1, 2009. The 13 oral and 87 poster presentations will include updated results on overall survival and safety of VELCADE based therapies in patients with relapsed or previously untreated multiple myeloma (MM).

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"The IMW conference provides a unique forum for worldwide leading researchers to come together and share important data concerning advances in the research on multiple myeloma," said Nancy Simonian, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Millennium. "Data presented further establish the benefit of VELCADE based treatment options, and we applaud these investigators' efforts that contribute to the common goal of improved patient outcomes."

Previously Untreated Multiple Myeloma

Presentations at the IMW conference will highlight efficacy, safety and survival data for VELCADE based therapies in patients with previously untreated MM. Notable oral presentations will include:

  • Prolonged therapy improves quality of response, and CR associated with superior outcomes, with VMP
    • Lead investigator: Jean-Luc Harrouseau, M.D., Hospital Hotel-Dieu, Nantes, France
    • Abstract #235 Oral presentation: Friday, February 27, 2:00 pm ET

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