How has TECARTUS been studied?

TECARTUS has been studied across multiple clinical trials to look at how well it works, how safe it is, and who it might help. The FDA has approved TECARTUS for multiple uses based on the outcomes of these trials.


What are the results from the clinical trials?

Two key clinical trials looked at how TECARTUS works for adult patients with the following two types of relapsed/refractory (R/R) cancer and treatment histories.

Click below to see the clinical trial results for the cancer type you want to learn more about:

Talk to your healthcare team if you want to learn more about the clinical trial results for your type of blood cancer.

There are ongoing clinical trials to see if TECARTUS can be used safely and effectively in other situations.


Where can I learn more about the possible side effects of TECARTUS?

Patients in TECARTUS clinical trials also experienced side effects. You can learn more about these side effects by:

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Trial in MCL

Adult patients with Mantle Cell Lymphoma who tried previous treatments, and:

  • it didn't work, or
  • their cancer came back

Trial goal

The purpose of this trial was to understand how well TECARTUS works and the risks that come with it.


People in the trial

A total of 60 adult patients participated and received TECARTUS.

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Nearly 9 in 10 patients saw a partial or complete remission

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Half of the patients who saw partial or complete remission did so within 28 days of treatment

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Of the patients who achieved complete remission, half did so within 3 months

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For half of the patients in this trial, their CAR T cells arrived at the certified treatment center within 15 days of T cell collection


Approved Uses

TECARTUS is a treatment for adults with mantle cell lymphoma or acute lymphoblastic leukemia ...

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about TECARTUS? TECARTUS may cause side effects that are life-threatening and can lead to death ...

Approved Uses and Important Safety Information

Approved Uses

TECARTUS is a treatment for adults with mantle cell lymphoma or acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It is used following disease progression while on or after other treatment. TECARTUS is different than other cancer medicines because it is made from your own white blood cells, which have been modified to recognize and attack your lymphoma cells.

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about TECARTUS?

TECARTUS may cause side effects that are life-threatening and can lead to death. Call or see your healthcare provider or get emergency help right away if you get any of the following:

  • Fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chills or shaking chills
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Severe nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Severe fatigue or weakness

It is important to tell your healthcare provider that you received TECARTUS and to show them your TECARTUS Patient Wallet Card. Your healthcare provider may give you other medicines to treat your side effects.

Before getting TECARTUS, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical problems, including if you have or have had:

  • Neurologic problems (such as seizures, stroke, or memory loss)
  • Lung or breathing problems
  • Heart problems
  • Liver problems
  • Kidney problems
  • A recent or active infection

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medications you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

How will I receive TECARTUS?

  • Since TECARTUS is made from your own white blood cells, your blood will be collected by a process called “leukapheresis” (loo-kah-fur-ee-sis), which will concentrate your white blood cells.
  • Your blood cells will be sent to a manufacturing center to make your TECARTUS.
  • Before you get TECARTUS, you will get 3 days of chemotherapy to prepare your body.
  • When your TECARTUS is ready, your healthcare provider will give it to you through a catheter placed into your vein (intravenous infusion). The infusion usually takes less than 30 minutes.
  • You will be monitored where you received your treatment daily for at least 7 days for patients with MCL and at least 14 days for patients with ALL after the infusion.
  • You should plan to stay close to the location where you received your treatment for at least 4 weeks after getting TECARTUS. Your healthcare provider will help you with any side effects that may occur.
  • You may be hospitalized for side effects. Your healthcare provider will discharge you if your side effects are under control and it is safe for you to leave the hospital.
  • Your healthcare provider will want to do blood tests to follow your progress. It is important that you do have your blood tested. If you miss an appointment, call your healthcare provider as soon as possible to reschedule.

What should I avoid after receiving TECARTUS?

  • Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous things for 8 weeks after you get TECARTUS because the treatment can cause sleepiness, confusion, weakness, and temporary memory and coordination problems.
  • Do not donate blood, organs, tissues, or cells for transplantation.

What are the possible or reasonably likely side effects of TECARTUS?

The most common side effects of TECARTUS include:

  • Fever (100.4°F/38°C or higher)
  • Low white blood cells (can occur with a fever)
  • Low red blood cells
  • Low blood pressure (dizziness or lightheadedness, headache, feeling tired, short of breath)
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty speaking or slurred speech
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

These are not all the possible side effects of TECARTUS. Call your healthcare provider about any side effects that concern you. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see the Important Facts about TECARTUS, including IMPORTANT WARNINGS.

Trial in ALL

Adult patients with B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia who tried previous treatments, and:

  • they didn't work, or
  • their cancer came back

Trial goal

The purpose of this trial was to understand how well TECARTUS works and the risks that come with it.


People in the trial

A total of 54 adult patients who received TECARTUS were studied.

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Roughly 6 in 10 patients saw complete remission

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Half of the patients who saw complete remission did so within approximately 1.5 months of treatment

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For half of the patients in this trial, their CAR T cells arrived at the certified treatment center within 16 days of T cell collection