Genmab Announces Data to be Presented at 2017 ASCO Annual Meeting

Media Release

  • 8 abstracts on Genmab programs scheduled for presentation at ASCO
  • Two daratumumab oral presentations and five daratumumab poster presentations

Copenhagen, Denmark; April 20, 2017 – Genmab A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen: GEN) announced today that seven daratumumab abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, June 2 – 6. These abstracts, submitted by our collaboration partner, Janssen Biotech, Inc., include updates for the POLLUX and CASTOR trials, and the first data for a Phase I study evaluating daratumumab with carfilzomib, lenalidomide and dexamethasone in front line multiple myeloma patients, which will be presented in an oral presentation. In addition, descriptions of the Phase Ib/II study of daratumumab plus atezolizumab in non-small cell lung cancer and of our Phase I/II study with HuMax-AXL-ADC are scheduled for poster presentations at the meeting.  The titles of the abstracts are currently available on the ASCO website with the full abstracts scheduled to be published on May 17, 2017.

“We are very pleased that, once again, a number of abstracts based on exciting work with Genmab’s innovative therapeutic antibody products have been accepted for presentation at the prestigious ASCO conference,” said Jan van de Winkel, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Genmab.

List of abstracts:


Efficacy Of Daratumumab In Combination with Lenalidomide Plus Dexamethasone (DRd) or Bortezomib Plus Dexamethasone (DVd) in Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma Based on Cytogenic Risk Status – Oral presentation, Sunday, June 4, 11:45 AM – 11:57 AM CDT

Daratumumab in Combination with Carfilzomib, Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone (KRd) in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma: An Open-Label, Phase Ib Study – Oral presentation, Sunday, June 4, 9:45 AM – 9:57 AM CDT

Safety and Efficacy of Daratumumab-based Regimens in Elderly (≥75 years) Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma: Subgroup Analysis of POLLUX and CASTOR – Poster presentation, Monday, June 5, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

Daratumumab, Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone (DRd) versus Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone (Rd) in Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma: Efficacy and Safety Update (POLLUX) – Poster presentation, Monday, June 5, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

Daratumumab, Bortezomib and Dexamethasone (DVd) versus Bortezomib and Dexamethasone (Vd) in Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma: Efficacy and Safety Update (CASTOR) – Poster presentation, Monday, June 5, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

Randomized, Open-label Phase Ib/II Study of Atezolizumab with or without Daratumumab in Previously Treated Advanced or Metastatic Non-small Cell Lung Cancer – Trials in Progress Poster presentation, Saturday, June 3, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

Comparative Efficacy of Multiple Myeloma Therapies for Treatment of First Relapse – A Systematic Literature Review and Network Meta-analysis – Poster presentation, Monday, June 5, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT


GCT1021-01, a First-in-Human, Open-Label, Dose-Escalation Trial with Expansion Cohorts to evaluate Safety of Axl-Specific Antibody-Drug Conjugate (HuMax-AXL-ADC) in Patients with Solid Tumors – Trials in Progress Poster presentation, Monday, June 5, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM CDT

About Genmab
Genmab is a publicly traded, international biotechnology company specializing in the creation and development of differentiated antibody therapeutics for the treatment of cancer.  Founded in 1999, the company has two approved antibodies, DARZALEX® (daratumumab) for the treatment of certain multiple myeloma indications, and Arzerra® (ofatumumab) for the treatment of certain chronic lymphocytic leukemia indications.  Daratumumab is in clinical development for additional multiple myeloma indications, other blood cancers, and solid tumors.  A subcutaneous formulation of ofatumumab is in development for relapsing multiple sclerosis.  Genmab also has a broad clinical and pre-clinical product pipeline.  Genmab's technology base consists of validated and proprietary next generation antibody technologies - the DuoBody® platform for generation of bispecific antibodies, and the HexaBody® platform which creates effector function enhanced antibodies.  The company intends to leverage these technologies to create opportunities for full or co-ownership of future products. Genmab has alliances with top tier pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.  For more information visit

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