EXTRACORPOREAL PHOTOPHERESIS, also known as ECP, is a treatment that works with the immune system.
ECP stands for extracorporeal photopheresis – a light-activated treatment performed on temporarily separated blood cells outside the body. It is used to treat a range of immune-mediated diseases
Our THERAKOS™ CELLEX™ Photopheresis System performs ECP using patented technology that collects, separates and treats a small amount of white blood cells (immune cells) while the patient is connected to the instrument
Who is ECP for?
ECP can be considered for selected patients with immune-mediated diseases, including:
A specific type of blood cancer known as cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL)
Organ transplant rejection (following transplantation of organs such as the heart or lungs)
A condition called graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) that can occur after a stem cell or bone marrow transplant
Autoimmune diseases such as systemic sclerosis and atopic dermatitis