Thoughts on Novartis’s Ph3 BELINDA Trial Failure; Will Novartis Continue Pursuing Kymriah in the 2L DLBCL Setting?

Recently, Novartis reported (press release) that their Ph3 BELINDA study evaluating Kymriah (CD19 CAR-T) in 2L NHL did not meet its primary endpoint (EFS) compared to the standard of care (SoC). Below, Celltelligence provides insights on how Novartis’s trial design could have potentially contributed to BELINDA’s failure, while discussing alternative approaches that Novartis may take to stay in the 2L DLBCL setting.

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