Description of Medical ServiceAxicabtagene ciloleucel is a CAR T-cell product produced using a patient’s own T-cells, making the product unique to each patient. A patient’s T-cells are collected via a process called leukapheresis. The T-cells are genetically modified in a lab to express an anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) which targets the lymphoma B-cells. Following modification and subsequent proliferation, the T-cells are infused back into the patient where they target and kill the lymphoma B-cells.
Description of Medical ConditionLarge B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) is a collection of entities that are subtypes of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. LBCL accounts for roughly one third of all cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Patients typically present with progressive lymphadenopathy, extranodal disease or both.
Reason for ApplicationHighly Specialised Therapy - National Health Reform Agreement
Medical Service TypeTherapeutic technology
Previous Application Number/sNot Applicable
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Expedited – Bypassing PASC
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