oday’s news from Kite Pharma — positive six-month data for patients with severe lymphoma — stokes a blockbuster race that also involves Novartis and Juno Therapeutics, with each angling to carve out a space in what analysts say will be a multibillion-dollar market.

Here’s a breakdown of what happened and what’s to come.

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