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New Four-Year Data Show Long-Term Survival in Patients With Large B-Cell Lymphoma Treated With Yescarta® in ZUMA-1 Trial

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December 05, 2020 - SANTA MONICA, Calif.-(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kite, a Gilead Company (Nasdaq: GILD), today announced four-year follow-up data from the pivotal ZUMA-1 trial of Yescarta® (axicabtagene ciloleucel) in adult patients with refractory large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL). Among Yescarta-treated patients (modified intent to-treat analysis, n=101) with a minimum follow-up of four years after a single infusion of Yescarta (median follow-up of 51.1 months), the Kaplan-Meier estimate of the four-year overall survival (OS) rate was 44 percent. The data were presented today at the 62nd American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition (Abstract #1187).

Of 111 patients enrolled in the ZUMA-1 Phase 2 cohorts, Yescarta was administered to 101 patients with refractory LBCL, and the median time from leukapheresis to complete response (CR) was less than two months. There have been no Yescarta-related secondary malignancies reported.

  • Unparalleled 44 Percent Estimated Four-Year Overall Survival Rate Among Refractory Large B-cell Lymphoma Patients After a Single Infusion of Yescarta
  • Findings Support Yescarta as the First Commercially Available CAR T-Cell Therapy to Demonstrate Four-Year Survival Results in Large B-cell Lymphoma

“With close to half of patients still alive after a single infusion of axicabtagene ciloleucel, we are transforming the way relapsed or refractory large B-cell lymphoma can be treated,” said Frederick L. Locke, MD, ZUMA-1 Co-Lead Investigator and Vice Chair of the Department of Blood and Marrow Transplant and Cellular Immunotherapy at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. “As a practicing oncologist I continue to see these patients in the clinic, and this overall survival data confirms the durability of CAR T-cell therapy in a patient population that previously exhausted all viable treatment options.”

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