In the past 5 years, 3 new options have emerged to treat patients with relapsed/
refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia, providing hope for patients with this disease
but also raising clinical questions.
The FDA granted Orphan Drug designation to the humanized anti-claudin18.2 autologous chimeric antigen receptor T-cell agent, CT041, for the treatment of patients with gastric and gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma.
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, Tanja Gruber, MD, PhD, discussed the advances she has observed in recent years for the treatment of pediatric patients, including the evolving role of CAR T-cell therapy.
During a presentation at the 2020 Society of Hematologic Oncology Virtual Annual Meeting, Andrzej Jakubowiak, MD, PhD, reviewed clinical trials of CAR T-cell therapy in multiple myeloma and the emergence of CAR T cells against SMALF7, GPRC5D, and CD229.
In an interview with Targeted Oncology, David E. Gilham, PhD, discussed the findings from the single vector multiplexed short-hairpin RNA approach to concurrently knockdown the expression of multiple genes in chimeric antigen receptor T cells when used as treatment of patients with cancer.
A single-center experience demonstrated that certain pre- and post-treatment characteristics may predict outcomes for patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma following treatment with a chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy.
The FDA has granted a fast track designation to PBCAR0191, a CD19-directed allogeneic chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, for the treatment of patients with advanced B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia.