v3.10.0.1
Document And Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2018
Oct. 31, 2018
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Entity Registrant Name IOVANCE BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001425205  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Trading Symbol IOVA  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   123,169,528
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Small Business false