Genmab to Hold R&D Update and 2018 ASH Data Review Meeting

December 3, 2018 at 8:17 AM CET

Media Release

  • Event to be held today in San Diego, California
  • Independent experts to discuss data presented at the 2018 ASH Annual Meeting
  • Meeting to be webcast live and archived on

Copenhagen, Denmark; December 3, 2018 – Genmab A/S (Nasdaq Copenhagen: GEN) will hold a R&D Update and 2018 ASH Data Review Meeting today, December 3, 2016 at 8:00 PM Pacific Time (5:00 AM CET / 4:00 AM GMT on 4 December). 
The event will take place in San Diego, California, and will also be webcast live and archived on the company’s website.  The meeting will include presentations by independent experts on data from daratumumab studies presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), including some key aspects of the Phase III MAIA study. Genmab speakers will also discuss pre-clinical data from Genmab’s DuoBody-CD3xCD20 and DuoHexaBody-CD37 programs presented at ASH, as well as the company’s progress and key goals for 2019.

The following cancer experts and senior Genmab staff will be at the event:

Independent experts:

  • Dr. Meletios A. Dimopoulos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Medicine
  • Dr. Nizar Bahlis, Arnie Charbonneau Cancer Institute, University of Calgary
  • Dr. Saad Usmani, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Levine Cancer Institute


  • Dr. Jan van de Winkel, President and CEO, Genmab
  • Dr. Judith Klimovsky, Executive Vice President and CDO, Genmab
  • Dr. Kate Sasser, Corporate Vice President, Translational Research, Genmab

Key daratumumab abstracts to be discussed during the event include:

LB-2: Phase 3 Randomized Study of Daratumumab Plus Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone (D-Rd) Versus Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone (Rd) in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma (NDMM) Ineligible for Transplant (MAIA)

Abstract 156: One-year Update of a Phase 3 Randomized Study of Daratumumab Plus Bortezomib, Melphalan, and Prednisone (D-VMP) Versus Bortezomib, Melphalan, and Prednisone (VMP) in Patients (Pts) With Transplant-ineligible Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma (NDMM): ALCYONE

Abstract 151: Efficacy and Updated Safety Analysis of a Safety Run-in Cohort from GRIFFIN, a Phase 2 Randomized Study of Daratumumab, Bortezomib, Lenalidomide, and Dexamethasone Versus Bortezomib, Lenalidomide, and Dexamethasone in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma Eligible for High-Dose Therapy and Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation

Abstract 1996: Three-Year Follow Up of the Phase 3 POLLUX Study of Daratumumab Plus Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone Versus Lenalidomide and Dexamethasone Alone in Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Abstract 3270: Efficacy and Safety of Daratumumab, Bortezomib, and Dexamethasone Versus Bortezomib, and Dexamethasone in First Relapse Patients: Two-Year Update of CASTOR

Abstract 1995: Subcutaneous Daratumumab in Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Multiple Myeloma: Part 2 Safety and Efficacy Update of the Open-label, Multicenter, Phase 1b Study (PAVO)

The event will take place at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, Harbor G&H. Those wishing to attend in person may register on site.

The event can also be attended via webcast. To view this webcast visit: Webcast viewers may submit questions during the Q&A portion of the live webcast via the webcast player. An archive of the webcast will be available on Genmab’s website. The webcast will be conducted in English.

This meeting is not an official program of the ASH Annual Meeting.

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 and other blood cancers.  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, the HexaBody® platform, which creates effector function enhanced antibodies and the HexElect™ platform, which combines two co-dependently acting HexaBody molecules to introduce selectivity while maximizing therapeutic potency. 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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