CAR-T cell Therapy: What is it and what does it treat?
Mayo Clinic's CAR-T Cell Therapy Program offers a new cancer immunotherapy that involves genetically modifying T cells to activate the immune system to recognize and destroy certain cancers.
Mayo Clinic hematologist, Dr. Yi Lin, explains what chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR-T cell therapy) is and what types of cancers it can be used to treat. Currently CAR-T cell therapy can be used to treat two types of cancer:
- B-cell ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia) for pediatric children up to 25-year-old adults
- Adults with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma