Anna Sureda, MD, PhD, Catalan Institute of Oncology, Barcelona, Spain, discusses the four-year follow-up data from the pivotal ZUMA-1 trial of axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel) in adult patients with refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The four-year overall survival rate among patients after a single infusion of axi-cel was 44%. These are very encouraging results considering the heavily pre-treated patient population included in the pivotal clinical trial. Furthermore, there were no additional toxicity signs reported in this long-term follow-up analysis. This interview took place during the 3rd European CAR T-cell Meeting.
Honoraria from Gilead Kite, Novartis and Celgene/BMS