Learn From The Leaders in CAR T Cell Therapy: a Clinical View

January 19, 2019 Guides, Scientific Blog Tags: ,

If you’re new to CAR T cell therapy or simply want to know more about the clinical applications and research being done, it can quickly become overwhelming to comb through the number of resources about this immunotherapy topic. This collection of resources will help you learn the basics of CAR T cell therapy from the clinical research perspective as well as the patient side from the leaders in the field.

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Clinical CAR-T cell therapy resources

1. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s information on immunotherapy is an excellent resource for a high-level overview of what CAR T cell therapy. If you’re looking for a quick guide this is a good place to start

What you’ll expect to find in this resource:

  • What are CAR T cells?
  • The process of developing CAR T cells for immunotherapy
  • Applications for CAR T cells in clinical trials
  • Side effects to monitor

It’s easily digestible and is supplemented with visual aids and video resources for a more comprehensive look at CAR T cell therapy.

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2. National Cancer Institute

The information from the National Cancer Institute covers a broad array of information related to CAR T cell therapy. This treatment resource on CAR T cells is one of the more extensive, yet easy to consume, pieces from the leaders in the space. It breaks down elements of immunotherapy and adoptive cell transfer (ACT) treatments at a high-level.

What you’ll expect to find in this resource:

  • Treatment options currently available
  • How immunotherapy is changing the space
  • Explanation of what CAR T cells are
  • The process of making CAR T cells
  • CAR T cell therpay applications in clinical trials
  • Side effects that have surfaced from research
  • What is next for CAR T cell therapy

If you’re the type to jump in with both feet to learn something new, this resource has you covered.

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3. Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Dana-Farber Cancer Institue’s resource on CAR T cell therapy is focused on the therapy and applications than reviewing T cells & CAR T cells. This guide is highly visual with an emphasis on video content.

What you’ll expect to find in this resource:

  • Why CAR T cell therapy works
  • What is the process of CAR T cell therapy
  • Current clinical trial applications
  • Video guide resources
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    Looking for a focused look at cell therapy involving CAR T cells? This is a good place to start.

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    4. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center provides a no-fuss look at CAR T cell therapy treatment. It is a patient-minded resource and focuses more on what to expect on the treatment side than on the scientific process of working with CAR T cells.

    What you’ll expect to find in this resource:

    • What is CAR T cell therapy
    • What patients should expect during the treatment process

    If you don’t want to get in the weeds about CAR T cell therapy, this is what you want to read.

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    5. Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center

    This resource is your one-stop shop for all clinical CAR T cell therapy resources from Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center. If you are looking for an ample overview of the topic from multiple clinical/research perspectives, this multi-resource piece allows you to explore the topic extensively by offering many types of content pieces.

    What you’ll expect to find in this resource:

    • Video resources
    • What is CAR T cell therapy
    • FAQs about CAR T cell immunotherapy
    • Treatments at Penn Medicine
    • Interviews with Doctors

    If you want a variety of formats to learn from, this is where you want to start.

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