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Preliminary results of earlier steroid use with axicabtagene ciloleucel in patients with R/R large B cell lymphoma

31st May - 4th Jun 2019

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Published: 06.06.19
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Prof Max Topp - University of Würzburg, Würzburg, Germany

Prof Max Topp talks to ecancer at the 2019 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting about the use of earlier steroids to improve the safety and efficacy axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel) for patients with relapsed/refractory B cell lymphoma.

He reports the interim analysis of the 20 patients treated with this type of therapy and reports early use of steroids in patients with grade 1 cytokine release syndrome, none had reported any serious neurotoxicities.

As these are preliminary results, Prof Topp states that further analysis will be conducted on the remaining 40 patients that were recruited, to identify if these encouraging results are maintained.

ecancer's filming has been kindly supported by Amgen through the ecancer Global Foundation. ecancer is editorially independent and there is no influence over content.

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