• Have any of you had CART-T Cell therapy?

    Asked by Leuky on Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    Have any of you had CART-T Cell therapy?

    Can you tell me how it is done and how it worked for you? My doctor has mentioned that it may be in my future, but no further information yet.

    6 Answers from the Community

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    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Hello, I'm an oncology nurse and I can tell you how it is done. It is a one and done treatment that does very well with blood cancers. They will remove some T cells from your blood. If you have ever donated platelets it's kind of like that. Blood will come out of one arm, get filtered through a machine and go right back into the other arm. Then they will send a sample of your cancer and your T cells to a manufacturer who will modify them to attack your cancer. Once they do that, they let them grow in petri dishes until they divide into the millions (about 7 days). Then they send them back to you where they are infused back into you the same way they do when you get blood. They're your T cells so your body won't reject them. Then those new T cells will destroy your cancer. There is a website called Juno Therapeutics. They are one of the manufacturers. It is at junotherapeutics.com. if the website is redacted just google the site and it will explain the whole process. I hope this helps. The whole process takes between 14-21 days to go through that whole process. Best of luck to you.

      2 months ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      ... I forgot to tell you that when you go to the site, click on the menu and go to patient. Scroll down a little bit and it will describe the process.

      2 months ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Good information Cqrm, thanks for posting that.

      2 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I haven't, but I was on a panel with someone who did. It put her in the hospital for a week or so ... and it darn near killed her. But, at the end of three weeks, she was out playing golf again and cancer-free.

      2 months ago
    • po18guy's Avatar
      po18guy

      Here is a link just received to a Leukemia & Lymphoma Society audio seminar on CAR-T in adults and children:

      https://www.lls.org/patient-education-webcasts/car-t-cell-therapy-in-children-and-adults-with-blood-cancers

      2 months ago
    • Terri's Avatar
      Terri

      Sounds like TIL. I went through this in 2011 at the National Institute of Health. They did the research and I guess Juno makes the money.

      2 months ago

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