ICYMI: October 20, 2017

Published on October 20, 2017

Updated on November 1, 2019

ICYMI: October 20, 2017

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F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer
WEDNESDAY, October 18, 2017 (The New York Times) — The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the second in a radically new class of treatments that genetically reboot a patient’s own immune cells to kill cancer.

The new therapy, Yescarta, made by Kite Pharma, was approved for adults with aggressive forms of a blood cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, who have undergone two regimens of chemotherapy that failed.

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