1690 – Ciltacabtagene autoleucel, a B-cell maturation antigen-directed chimeric antigen receptor T cell to treat refractory or relapsed multiple myeloma

Page last updated: 07 November 2022

Application Detail

Description of Medical Service

Ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel) is a chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR-T) cell therapy for treatment of patients with multiple myeloma (MM) who are refractory or have failed more than three lines of prior therapy. The therapy involves taking the patient’s own cells from peripheral blood, enriching them for T-cells (a type of white blood cell that is an essential part of the immune system) and genetically modifying them before infusing them back into the patient to treat the MM.

Description of Medical Condition

Multiple Myeloma (MM) is a cancer affecting a type of white blood cell, known as a plasma cell. Plasma cells are found in the bone marrow and make up a part of the immune system. When cancerous, they accumulate to a point where there is not enough space left for normal, healthy blood cells to be produced. MM can cause bone disease, kidney problems, anaemia, increased risk of infection and blood-clotting.

Reason for Application

Highly Specialised Therapy- National Health Reform Agreement

Medical Service Type

Therapeutic technology

Previous Application Number/s

Not Applicable

Associated Documentation

Application Form

Application Form (PDF 1422 KB)
Application Form (Word 604 KB)

Consultation Survey

Consultation Survey (PDF 690 KB)
Consultation Survey (Word 72 KB)

PASC Consultation
PASC consultation closed

MSAC Consultation
MSAC consultation input closed Friday, 10 June 2022.

For further information please refer to PASC, ESC, MSAC Key Dates
For further information on the consultation process please refer to MSAC Consultation Process

PICO Confirmation

PICO Confirmation (PDF 1408 KB)
PICO Confirmation (Word 1348 KB)

Assessment Report


Public Summary Document

Public Summary Document (PDF 984 KB)
Public Summary Document (Word 373 KB)

Meetings for this Application


9-10 December 2021


9-10 June 2022


28-29 July 2022