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. Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR)-T cell therapy, also known as CAR-T cell therapy, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in October 2017.
CAR-T cell therapy is not the same as stem cell transplant or chemotherapy. CAR-T cell therapy may be a treatment option for:
- Relapsed, refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia
- Relapsed, refractory B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- Other types of cancer and medical conditions undergoing clinical studies
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