Successes and Challenges with Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy
This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "12th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum" held in Las Vegas, NV on JUNE 13, 2018.
CAR T-cell therapy has the potential to revolutionize cancer treatment. It is expected to expand quickly, with nearly 200 clinical trials ongoing, 50 of which were added in 2016 alone. While the majority of CAR T-cell therapy studies involve B-cell malignancies, this treatment is being investigated in solid tumors as well.
CAR T-cell therapy has been shown to be highly effective against relapsed/refractory (R/R) malignancies; however, serious toxicities present an important treatment challenge. These toxicities, along with the logistical requirements that are needed for CAR T-cell therapy to be adopted in clinical practice, will be reviewed during this activity, as well as approved and emerging CAR T-cell therapies.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- State the currently available and emerging CAR T-cell therapies for R/R malignancies.
- Describe the serious and common toxicities associated with CAR T-cell therapy and strategies for their management.
- Outline the infrastructure requirements and team competencies required for implementing CAR T-cell therapy in clinical practice and potential barriers against doing so.
- Discuss potential future directions of CAR T-cell therapy.
Stephen J. Forman, MD
Associate Director for Clinical Sciences,
Director, Clinical Research
Department of Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology
Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope
Chair, Department of Hematology & Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
City of Hope
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Crystal Wong, MD
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Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
Dr. Wong has indicated that she has received grant/research support from MyoKardia.
Dr. Forman has indicated that he has received grant/research support and owns stocks and other ownership interests in Mustang Bio.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
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Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-18-122-H01-P/T
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other health care professionals (HCPs) who have an interest in Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy.
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
- 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
- 1.00 AMA
- 1.00 ANCC
- 1.00 Attendance
- 1.00 CCMC - General