Prof. Ulrich Jäger outlines the potential benefit of CAR T-cell therapy in appropriate patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, including how to select suitable patients, making referrals and the benefits of early referral.1/3 Next Interview
Dr Maria-Victoria Mateos outlines the potential benefit of CAR T-cell therapy in appropriate patients with multiple myeloma, including data from clinical trials, key factors in selecting patients, and the benefits of early referral.2/3 Next Interview
Dr Robin Sanderson discusses the journey of a patient receiving CAR T-cell therapy including the key steps from collection to infusion, where these stages are managed, and how to manage toxicities.3/3 Leave Feedback
Overview & Learning Objectives
CAR T-cell therapy has led to improvements in disease outcomes for patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and multiple myeloma.1–14
In this activity, leading experts outline the factors and eligibility criteria influencing treatment decisions, the importance of early referral and referral challenges, and the key steps in delivering CAR T-cell therapy, including the management of toxicities.
After watching this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Outline the potential benefit of CAR T-cell therapy in appropriate patients and how suitable patients can be identified and referred.
- Describe the patient journey for CAR T-cell therapy.
- Discuss how patients can be monitored and managed once they have been discharged from hospital.
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