FDA Biologics License Application submitted for KTE-C19 for transplant ineligible relapsed/refractory patients with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

On 31st March 2017, Kite Pharma completed its Biologics License Application (BLA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for KTE-C19 (also known as axicabtagene ciloleucel) for transplant ineligible R/R aggressive NHL patients.

The BLA was completed subsequent to a rolling data submission, required as part of a Breakthrough Therapy Designation received in December 2015.

Results of the phase II ZUMA-1 trial (NCT02348216) were used to base the BLA on. KTE-C19 achieved an ORR of 82% and a CR rate of 54% for R/R aggressive NHL patients. Primary results of the trial were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2017 Annual meeting, reported by the Lymphoma Hub this week.

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