Key clinical point: A single infusion of tisagenlecleucel continues to demonstrate high efficacy a year and a half later in pediatric and young adult patients with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Major finding: Among patients who had complete remission, 66% were still in remission at 18 months, while overall survival was 70% and median overall survival had not yet been reached.
Study details: A follow-up of the pivotal ELIANA trial, an international, single-arm, open-label, phase 2 study including 97 patients aged 3-24 years with relapsed or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
Disclosures: The study was supported by Novartis. Dr. Grupp reported disclosures with Novartis, Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Adaptimmune Therapeutics, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Grupp SA et al. ASH 2018, Abstract 895.