TECARTUS is a treatment approved for mantle cell lymphoma. It is used when your other treatments either didn't work or have stopped working.

It is different than other cancer medicines—it’s an immunotherapy that is made from your own blood.

It works by modifying a type of your white blood cells called T cells in a laboratory. It teaches them how to target and attack your lymphoma cancer cells. This is a type of treatment called CAR T-cell therapy.

immunotherapy cancer treatment

Immunotherapy is a treatment designed to use your own immune system to help fight cancer and other diseases

T cells help fight off diseases or infections

Your immune system uses different immune cells, including T cells, to help fight off diseases or infections

T cells recognize and destroy cancer cells

T cells can also recognize and destroy cancer cells, but some cancer cells are hard for T cells to find

Immunotherapy: A treatment to make the immune system work better to fight cancer. Your immune system is your body’s defense against infections and other harmful diseases. Your immune system is made up of special cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect you.

CAR T-cell therapy: A type of treatment in which a patient’s T cells (a type of immune system cell) are taken from their blood and modified in the laboratory so they will attack cancer cells. It is also called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy.

T cells: A type of white blood cell. T cells are part of the immune system, help protect the body from infection, and may help fight cancer. Also called T lymphocyte and thymocyte.