Mazyar Shadman, MD, MPH, on Large B-Cell Lymphoma: Autologous Transplantation vs CAR T-Cell Therapy

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Mazyar Shadman, MD, MPH, of the University of Washington, discusses new data suggesting that in patients with relapsed large B-cell lymphoma who achieve a complete response, treatment with autologous transplantation may be associated with a lower relapse rate and improved progression-free survival compared with CAR T-cell therapy, including those with early treatment failure (Abstract 781).

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