Dr. Kansagra on Remaining Questions With CAR T-Cell Therapy in Multiple Myeloma

Ankit Kansagra, MD
Published: Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020



Ankit Kansagra, MD, assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, discusses remaining questions with CAR T-cell therapy in multiple myeloma.

CAR T-cell therapy has shown unprecedented activity in multiple myeloma, explains Kansagra.

Combining CAR T-cell therapy with other drugs may improve T-cell persistence; however, investigational combinations are still in preclinical stages of research, says Kansagra. CAR T-cell therapy could also show enhanced responses earlier on in treatment. As such, several trials are evaluating CAR T-cell therapy in the early relapse setting rather than in heavily pretreated patient populations.

Furthermore, little is known about the optimal treatment for patients who progress on CAR T-cell therapy. This is an area of unmet need that requires further investigation, concludes Kansagra.
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Ankit Kansagra, MD, assistant professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center, discusses remaining questions with CAR T-cell therapy in multiple myeloma.

CAR T-cell therapy has shown unprecedented activity in multiple myeloma, explains Kansagra.

Combining CAR T-cell therapy with other drugs may improve T-cell persistence; however, investigational combinations are still in preclinical stages of research, says Kansagra. CAR T-cell therapy could also show enhanced responses earlier on in treatment. As such, several trials are evaluating CAR T-cell therapy in the early relapse setting rather than in heavily pretreated patient populations.

Furthermore, little is known about the optimal treatment for patients who progress on CAR T-cell therapy. This is an area of unmet need that requires further investigation, concludes Kansagra.



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