What is the role of lisocabtagene maraleucel (Breyanzi) in the treatment of non-Hodgkin lymphoma/B-cell lymphoma?

Updated: Feb 23, 2021
  • Author: Mohammad Muhsin Chisti, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: Emmanuel C Besa, MD  more...
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Lisocabtagene maraleucel (Breyanzi) is a CD19-directed CAR T-cell therapy for adults with R/R large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) after two or more lines of systemic therapy, including DLBCL not otherwise specified (including DLBCL arising from indolent lymphoma), high-grade B-cell lymphoma, primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma, and follicular lymphoma grade 3B. It is not indicated for primary CNS lymphoma.

Safety and efficacy were evaluated in TRANSCEND, an open-label, multicenter, single-arm trial. Patients (n=268) with R/R large B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma after at least 2 lines of therapy. Study patients received a single infusion of lisocabtagene maraleucel following completion of lymphodepleting chemotherapy. Of those patients, 54% achieved CR (95% CI: 47%-61%) and 19% achieved PR (95% CI:14%-26%). Median duration of response for all responders was 16.7 months (CR was not reached; PR: 1.4 months [95% CI: 1.1-2.2 months). Among all responders, 65% had remission for at least six months and 62% had remission lasting at least nine months. Most common adverse reactions were fatigue, cytokine release syndrome, musculoskeletal pain, nausea, headache, encephalopathy, infections (pathogen unspecified), decreased appetite, diarrhea, hypotension, tachycardia, dizziness, cough, constipation, abdominal pain, vomiting, and edema. [22]

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