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Clinical Trials Using CAR-T Cells Are Extremely Promising

Dr. Nina Shah UCSF Medical Center

CAR-T cells have shown promise for treating lymphoma, leukemia, and myeloma. Clinical trials currently in progress are using a new kind of CAR-T cells, which are grown in a unique way that doctors hope will be better at attacking cancer cells, according to Dr. Nina Shah of the University of California, San Francisco.

Dr. Shah points out that there are some exclusions when it comes to patients who can participate in these trials. Patients must be healthy enough to undergo therapy that can be intensive, but also sick enough to need this kind of experimental treatment. The ideal patient for this type of trial is someone who has not responded to any other treatments.

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Dr. Nina Shah is a hematologist who specializes in the treatment of multiple myeloma, a type of cancer affecting the blood marrow. She treats patients at the Hematology and Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinic. Read More

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