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Feb 20, 2019

CAR-T cell Therapy: What is it and what does it treat?

By Mayo Clinic Hematology Staff, @mayoclinichematologystaff

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:

  1. B-cell ALL (acute lymphocytic leukemia) for pediatric children up to 25-year-old adults
  2. Adults with B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Want to talk with others who have experience with blood cancers and disorders as well as CAR-T cell therapy? Join the discussion in the following Connect discussion groups:

Help…info Ductal invasive carcinoma

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Help…info Ductal invasive carcinoma

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Hello @6750, CAR-T therapy is currently only approved for B-cell ALL and B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. I would like to share a couple of discussions with you here on Connect where other members are posting about ductal invasive carcinoma:

https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/exemestane-and-side-affects/
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/microinvasive-breast-cancer-and-positive-senitel-lympyh-node/

Each discussion has other members you can meet who will understand where you are coming from. I suggest clicking on the links above and sharing your questions and concerns with the members who may be able to both relate and answer some of your questions.

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