If a child unfortunately gets leukemia, should CAR-T Therapy be considered?

In recent years, CAR-T therapy has gained traction in treating leukemia. A quick search yields numerous articles, many of which describe the miraculous effects of CAR-T.
Is the efficacy of CAR-T therapy really that impressive? Should CAR-T therapy be considered for a child diagnosed with leukemia? Today, let’s unravel these doubts together!
What kind of leukemia patients can undergo CAR-T therapy?
Since most acute leukemia patients are sensitive to chemotherapy, chemotherapy is the preferred initial treatment. Currently, CAR-T therapy is primarily used for refractory and relapsed acute B-cell lymphoblastic leukemia patients.
For cases where 1-2 courses of chemotherapy fail to achieve complete remission (primary refractory), or relapse during chemotherapy, or experience ineffective re-treatment after relapse and re-chemotherapy (refractory relapse), CAR-T therapy is the preferred approach.
Celebrating a decade of being cancer-free for the world’s first leukemia child treated with CAR-T therapy
The world’s first leukemia child cured by CAR-T therapy celebrates 11 cancer-free years
On May 10th each year, Emily Whitehead commemorates the anniversary of her cancer-free survival. This year, she turns 18 and has officially become a nurse, leading a busy and joyful life. With the achievement of this significant milestone, the revolutionary cancer treatment known as CAR-T cell immunotherapy has been officially recognized! She has also become the spokesperson for this epic therapy.
Which CAR-T products are currently on the market?
Since 2017, the approval of the world’s first CAR-T products, Novartis’s Kymriah, and Kite Pharma’s Yescarta by the FDA, has heralded a new era in cell immunotherapy. Presently, there are 10 CAR-T drugs approved for market globally. Additionally, there are over 1,000 CAR-T clinical trials registered worldwide on Clinicaltrials, with nearly 500 projects in mainland China. The primary treatment areas include hematologic malignancies, along with solid tumors such as pancreatic cancer, liver cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, and colorectal cancer.
More and more people are choosing to seek medical treatment in China. China’s technology in oncology, especially in CAR-T, is now on par with that of the United States. The fundamental reasons why many individuals with related diseases choose China are the high-quality services, pleasant environment, and comparatively affordable prices.
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