Hagop Kantarjian, MD, on CAR T Cells in Relapsed/Refractory ALL

2014 ASH Annual Meeting


Hagop Kantarjian, MD, of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, offers his thoughts on abstract 380, “T Cells Engineered with a Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR)-Targeting CD19 (CTL019) Have Long Term Persistence and Induce Durable Remissions in Children With Relapsed, Refractory ALL,” presented by Stephan A. Grupp, MD, PhD; abstract 381, “Intent-to-Treat Results of a Phase I Trial of CD19 Chimeric Antigen Receptor Engineered T Cells Using a Consistent Treatment Regimen Reveals a 67% Complete Response Rate in Relapsed, Refractory Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia,” presented by Daniel W. Lee III, MD; and abstract 382, “CD19-Targeted 19-28z CAR Modified Autologous T Cells Induce High Rates of Complete Remission and Durable Responses in Adult Patients With Relapsed, Refractory B-Cell ALL,” presented by Jae H. Park, MD.

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