July 01, 2015
Kite Pharma and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society(R) Enter Into Collaboration to Enhance the Development of KTE-C19 in Refractory Aggressive Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and Launch CAR T-Cell Therapy Educational Programs
Under the collaboration, LLS will launch a broad scope educational program focusing on CAR T-cell therapy for the treatment of blood cancers, as well as support outreach for clinical trial enrollment. LLS also will contribute up to
"LLS is committed to supporting the development of potentially curative therapies for patients diagnosed with blood cancers, and we view KTE-C19 as a candidate with great potential for patients with lymphoma who have limited treatment options," said
"Kite is honored by this collaboration with LLS, as it signals their belief that KTE-C19 is a therapy that could positively affect the lives of the many patients diagnosed with blood cancers. I am excited that LLS, through its educational program, will properly inform doctors, patients and the general public of the promising future of precision immunotherapies for cancer," said Arie Belldegrun, M.D., FACS, Kite's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Pivotal results from the KTE-C19 DLBCL study are expected in 2016 and, if promising, could lead to the potential launch and commercialization of KTE-C19 in 2017. Kite also plans to launch an additional three trials of KTE-C19 before the end of 2015 in mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).
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Kite Pharma, Inc.Investor Relations: Cynthia M. ButittaChief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer 310-824-9999 Media: Justin Jackson Burns McClellan212-213-0006 email@example.com The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society(R) Andrea GreifSenior Director of Communications 914-821-8958
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