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Immunotherapy

Clash of the titans: axi-cel versus tisa-cel for advanced-stage DLBCL

CAR T cell therapy has altered the natural history of relapsed and/or refractory diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). However, the availability of multiple products has created provider uncertainty regarding treatment selection and the need to balance toxicity and efficacy. In a retrospective analysis, the authors suggest that axicabtagene ciloleucel might be superior to tisagenlecleucel. However, several questions remain unresolved.

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R.T.M. has acted as a consultant and/or adviser of Artiva Therapeutics, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Celgene, CRISPR Therapeutics, Incyte, Kite and Novartis and has received research funding from BMS and Novartis. J.G. has acted as a consultant and/or adviser of Janssen, Kite Pharma, Legend Biotech and MorphoSys and has received research funding from Angiocrine Bioscience, Celgene (a BMS company), Juno Therapeutics (a BMS company) and Sobi.

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Maziarz, R.T., Gauthier, J. Clash of the titans: axi-cel versus tisa-cel for advanced-stage DLBCL. Nat Rev Clin Oncol 20, 5–6 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41571-022-00711-4

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