Monday, 28 December 2015

CAR T-CELL THERAPY TO FIGHT TUMORS

Very interesting and I agree is a potentially productive treatment against GBM.

http://www.cityofhope.org/brain-cancer-2016-using-car-t-cell-therapy-to-fight-tumors

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  1. I am wondering if it would work for for NON EGFR3 mutant tumors or not
    http://www.crownbio.com/car-t-immunotherapy-revs-glioblastoma/

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  2. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170828140742.htm
    Interesting article on CAR-T, although not for gliomas.

    "Treatment with an investigational CAR T-cell therapy induced complete remission of a brain metastasis of the difficult-to-treat tumor diffuse large-B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), which had become resistant to chemotherapy -- the first report of a response to CAR T-cells in a central nervous system lymphoma."

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    1. Yes that CD19 directed CAR T-cell therapy seems to work very nicely for B-cell lymphomas, and from what I've heard it will probably be approved this year.

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    2. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/revolutionary-geneediting-cancer-treatment-gets-green-light-in-the-us-for-the-first-time/

      It just got FDA approved (-first FDA approved CAR-T therapy)! I posted that link few days ago because it seems CAR-T can also work on solid tumors in central nervous system. In that study T-cells targeted "CD19 protein expressed on most B-cell leukemias and lymphomas". So in theory if one changed that targeting to glioma expressing proteins it should work on us too? Easier said than done though :)

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