Also on Wednesday, the FDA broadened the approval of Genentech Inc.'s Actemra (tocilizumab) to treat vehicle (chimeric antigen receptor) T-cell-induced severe or life-threatening cytokine release syndrome in patients 2 years old and up. According to Children's of Alabama, more than 190 children in Alabama are diagnosed with various forms of cancer each year, including ALL.
"We've never seen anything like this before and I believe this therapy may become the new standard of care for this patient population", Dr Stephan Grupp of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia said in a statement.
The treatment will be sold under the name Kymriah, and is approved for children and young adults up to age 25 with cancers that don't respond to traditional treatment, or who are suffering from a second relapse, a broad indication that will give more patients access to the novel technology.
Novartis' CAR-T, which will be marketed as Kymriah, leads an emerging field of cell therapies created to engineer the body's immune cells to seek out and destroy cancers. Kymriah is intended for people with B-cell ALL whose cancer hasn't responded to or has returned after treatment, the FDA said. They are then reintroduced back into the patient to do battle against the tumor.
While promising, CAR-T treatments won't be like other drugs that win FDA approval, which can quickly wind up on pharmacy shelves and hospitals. Tisagenlecleucel carries a boxed warning for cytokine release syndrome (CRS) and neurological events, which can be life threatening.
However, this type of therapy is not without risk of severe side effects as the immune system goes into high gear. Other possible severe side effects could include serious infection, low blood pressure, kidney injury, fever and decreased oxygen.
Novartis plans additional filings for Kymriah in the US and EU later this year, including applications with the FDA and European Medicines Agency, for the treatment of adult patients with r/r diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL).
The drug Kymriah was developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals and the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers hope that this will lead to further CAR-T treatments that can fight more complicated cancers such as pancreatic, breast, and brain cancer. Clinical trials using CAR-T cells showed 69% of patients had complete resolution of CRS within 2 weeks following 1 or 2 doses of tocilizumab, according to the release.
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Trump's homeland security adviser Tom Bossert attempted to explain the contradiction in an interview with ABC News. As CNSNews.com previously reported , Trump threatened to shut down the government over border wall funding.
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Increases in personal consumption expenditures (PCE) and in nonresidential fixed investment were larger than previously estimated. The economy grew 2.1% in the first half of 2017 but economists said it was unlikely growth this year would meet Trump's goal.
NAFTA has been "incredibly successful" for the United States, Canada and Mexico and particularly beneficial for Nebraska, Gov. Asked about Mexico paying for the wall, Bossert said the initial effort is on getting an appropriation to build the barrier.
Some people I know in Texas made a pinhole camera so they could watch the eclipse through it, and set the grass on fire. She wanted to hear NASA's expert commentary on the event and also see the images from different parts of the country.
A major dam outside Houston has begun spilling over as Storm Harvey pushes the reservoir past capacity, a Texas official says . On Sunday, the president held a teleconference with top administration officials to discuss the federal effort.
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