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The benefits of a stem cell transplant after CAR T-cell therapy in paediatric patients

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Published: 02.12.18
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Dr Corinne Summers - Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, USA

Dr Corinne Summers speaks to ecancer at ASH 2018 about the potential role stem cell transplantation plays in long-term outcomes after CD19 CAR T-cell therapy for paediatric patients.

She explains that the follow-up reveals late relapse recurrences and that patients with ALL who received a first stem cell transplant after therapy were less likely to experience a relapse, but the role of second transplant is still unclear.

Dr Summers concludes that more follow-up is needed in phase II, which is now underway.

Watch her press conference here.

Read more about this work here.

ecancer's filming has been kindly supported by Amgen through the ecancer Global Foundation. ecancer is editorially independent and there is no influence over content.  

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