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Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 8:39 am

Kite Pharma, founded by Israeli-American professor Arie Belldegrun in 2009, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted regular approval for its cancer treatment, Yescarta.

The product, which the FDA approved on a fast-track process, is based on innovative technology that recruits the body’s immune system to identify and destroy cancer cells.

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