What is CAR T cell therapy?
CAR T cell therapy is a type of cancer immunotherapy that can find and fight cancer
How CAR T cell therapy works
- CAR T cell therapy is created by modifying your T cells with new receptors on the surface of the cells
- This receptor is called a chimeric antigen receptor, or CAR
- The T cell with the CAR added helps find and fight specific targeted cells, which include cancer cells and healthy cells
How CAR T cells are made
A key fighter in your immune system.
A specific receptor (or hook) that is added to the T cell.
CAR T CELL
Your body’s T cell with the CAR added is now called a CAR T cell.
CAR T cell therapy may be considered after other treatments
Common treatments that you may have received for blood cancer:
Targets and kills cells (both healthy and those with cancer) that divide rapidly.
Damages the DNA of cells in the area targeted.
Stem cell or bone marrow transplant
Replaces unhealthy stem cells in the bone marrow.
CAR T cell therapy may be an option
Talk to your doctor about CAR T cell therapy
Over the past few years, some have been approved by the FDA for certain blood cancers. Some are still being studied in clinical trials.