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Novartis’ groundbreaking CAR-T cancer therapy is one big step closer to reaching patients.

A panel of outside experts convened by the FDA voted 10-0 Wednesday to recommend the approval of Novartis’ CAR-T therapy, called CTL019, for the treatment of children and young adults with advanced leukemia. The vote marks a pivotal milestone for this class of experimental treatment. The FDA is expected to make a final decision on approval by Oct. 3.

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    • Yes, CTL019 can work against any malignancy that expresses CD19, which would be any B cell malignancy such as ALL, CLL, and various B cell lymphomas. It also works against multiple myeloma, but they are not certain why it works. It either attacks a CD19+ precursor, or MM cells express CD19 briefly or at low levels and get killed off.

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