Cancer Immunotherapy and the Promise of CART19

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Cancer Immunotherapy and the Promise of CART19

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Document Type

Podcast

Hosts

Michael Smith

Featured Speaker

Doug Myers, MD

Length of Episode

11:55

Description

Acute lymphoblastic lymphoma is the most common childhood cancer, with about 3,100 patients younger than 20 diagnosed every year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Children’s Mercy contributed to the trial of the first U.S. approved cancer gene therapy, Kymriah, for children and young adults with acute lymphoblastic leukemia that is resistant to treatment or has relapsed.

Doug Myers, MD, Children’s Mercy oncologist, was an early investigator of immunotherapy using chimeric antigen receptor t-cells to treat pediatric cancer and led the hospital’s participation in the Kymriah trials.

Join us as Dr. Myers discusses immunotherapy, the science behind chimeric antigen receptor technology, and it significance for patients now and in the future.

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Publication Date

10-3-2017

Cancer Immunotherapy and the Promise of CART19

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