This article appeared in the May 2018 issue of ASBMT eNews. Download the full issue in PDF format here.
Immune effector cell therapy is a new, rapidly growing, and changing field. Educational initiatives are lagging as the field continues to evolve. The CAR-T (chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy) Working Group is an ongoing educational initiative to create a comprehensive resource library of CAR-T therapy developed by working group members. The working group members participate in two live meetings per year to review and discuss new research, trials, and areas of education to focus on; these updates are agreed upon by the working group and incorporated into a version update of the slide library.
The slide-deck library was recently added to the ASBMT website for ASBMT members to use as a resource on CAR-T therapy. The slides include information on why CAR-T therapy should be employed in patient treatment, how CAR-T therapy fits into the world of immune-oncology, clinical management of a CAR-T therapy patient, institutional considerations, CAR-T clinical development and much more. This resource is available to ASBMT members here on the ASBMT website.