Axicabtagene ciloleucel

Active ingredient description

Axicabtagene ciloleucel, an engineered autologous T-cell immunotherapy product, binds to CD19 expressing cancer cells and normal B cells. Following anti-CD19 CAR T-cell engagement with CD19 expressing target cells, a sequence of events leads to apoptosis and necrosis of CD19-expressing target cells. ฮ‘xicabtagene ciloleucel is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma (PMBCL), after two or more lines of systemic therapy.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
L01XL03 L Antineoplastic and immunomodulating agents → L01 Antineoplastic agents → L01X Other antineoplastic agents → L01XL Antineoplastic cell and gene therapy
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
YESCARTA Dispersion for infusion European Medicines Agency (EU) MPI, EU: SmPC

External identifiers

DrugBank Drug: DB13915
RxNorm Ingredient: 1987398
SNOMED-CT Concept: 764088001
Axicabtagene ciloleucel (substance)
UNII Identifier: U2I8T43Y7R


Axicabtagene ciloleucel is an active ingredient of these brands:

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Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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