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Bellicum Announces Data Presentation Demonstrating Improved Immune Recovery Following Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplant with BPX-501 in Children with Blood Cancers and Nonmalignant Diseases
According to study author and presenter Pietro Merli of Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù in Rome, “These data show that administering BPX-501 cells following a haplo-HSCT may result in improved immune recovery and infection control, addressing significant risks in children undergoing a stem cell transplant who do not have access to a matched donor. Adding BPX-501 to a haplo-HSCT has the potential to improve outcomes and to make the curative benefits of transplants available to more children with cancers and genetic blood diseases.”
Study Design and Highlights (Abstract #211)
Investigators evaluated immune recovery and outcomes of 112 pediatric patients who underwent a haplo-HSCT followed by treatment with BPX-501. Children in the study had acute leukemia (n=53), Primary Immune Deficiencies (n=26), erythroid disorders (n=17), Fanconi anemia (n=7), and other diseases (n=9). All patients were transplanted after depletion of donor alpha/beta T cells and CD19 B cells to prevent graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD). BPX-501 cells were scheduled to be infused approximately two weeks post-transplant.
“Improved immune recovery and control over infections, as demonstrated in this study, may have a direct impact on treatment-related morbidity and mortality,” commented
A copy of the ASH presentation will be made available in the “Investors & Media” section of the Company’s website.
About Bellicum Pharmaceuticals
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