Next Steps for CAR T Cells in B-Cell Lymphomas

Feb 20, 2019

Victor A. Chow, MD, discusses the next steps for chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy in patients with B-cell lymphomas.

Victor A. Chow, MD, a senior hematology/oncology fellow at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, discussed the next steps for chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in patients with B-cell lymphomas.

The use of CAR T cells has been exciting in the field. Chow says this excitement has led to a lot of research and money investigating its potential in various settings. While CAR T cells have been approved for treatment of individuals after 2 or more lines of therapy, studies are now looking at moving this to the upfront setting.

Prospective trials comparing CAR T cells to autologous stem cell transplant will help determine which treatment a relapsed patient should receive. Chow expects to have a better understanding from these data in the next year or so.

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