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HOW YESCARTA WORKS
It starts with your own T cells
Your immune system has different types of white blood cells, all working together to keep you healthy. One type of white blood cell, called the T cell, has the very important job of finding and destroying things that can harm your body, like infection or cancer. In some cases, however, your T cells aren't able to recognize cancer cells.
YESCARTA helps your T cells do the job they were meant to do
YESCARTA is a therapy where your own T cells are modified in a way that can improve their ability to recognize and destroy cancer cells. YESCARTA is a type of immunotherapy known as CAR T, or Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapy.
YESCARTA CAN HELP YOU ACHIEVE REMISSION IN AS LITTLE AS 1 MONTH AFTER TREATMENT
In a clinical study, YESCARTA was shown to help the majority of patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who had experienced other treatment failures:
- 51% of patients achieved complete remission, seeing a disappearance of all signs of cancer. This does not always mean the cancer has been cured
- 21% of patients experienced partial remission, experiencing a decrease in the amount of cancer within the body
Patients were followed for a minimum of ~9 months after receiving YESCARTA to gather these results. Many of these patients responded to treatment in as little as 1 month (range 0.8–6.2 months)
AT A 3-YEAR FOLLOW-UP, NEARLY HALF OF PATIENTS TREATED WITH YESCARTA WERE STILL LIVING
The YESCARTA clinical study also evaluated how long patients would live after receiving treatment. At the 3-year follow-up, 47% of patients treated with YESCARTA were still alive. Not all of these patients stayed in remission.