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A Conversation with the Investigators: Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Therapy in Hematologic Cancers (Faculty Presentations)
Released August 2021

Featuring slide presentations and related discussion from Drs Caron Jacobson, David G Maloney and Nikhil C Munshi. Published August 24, 2021. (Faculty Presentations)

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    This program is intended for medical oncologists, hematology-oncology fellows and other allied healthcare professionals involved in the treatment of hematologic cancers.


    • Develop an understanding of the scientific rationale for the development of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy as a targeted strategy to eliminate cancer cells, and appreciate the similarities and differences among commercially available and investigational products.
    • Recognize available efficacy and safety data with the use of CAR T-cell therapies directed at CD19, and effectively integrate this novel strategy into the treatment of relapsed/refractory (R/R) B-cell lymphomas.
    • Consider the recent FDA approval of the anti-CD19 CAR T-cell therapy brexucabtagene autoleucel for R/R mantle cell lymphoma, and identify patients for whom treatment with this agent might be beneficial.
    • Discuss the recent FDA approval of lisocabtagene maraleucel, a CAR T-cell therapy targeting CD19, for patients with R/R large B-cell lymphomas, including diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), not otherwise specified (including DLBCL arising from indolent lymphoma), high-grade B-cell lymphoma, primary mediastinal large B-cell lymphoma and Grade IIIB follicular lymphoma (FL).
    • Appreciate available research findings supporting the recent FDA approval of the anti-CD19 CAR T-cell therapy axicabtagene ciloleucel for patients with R/R FL.
    • Appraise the scientific rationale for and available data with CAR T-cell therapy directed at the B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA) in the care of patients with multiple myeloma (MM), and assess the similarities and differences among the various investigational approaches.
    • Recognize the recent FDA approval of the anti-BCMA CAR T-cell therapy idecabtagene vicleucel for R/R MM, and use this knowledge to identify patients who may be appropriate for a clinical trial of this approach.
    • Appraise the biologic rationale for and early efficacy and safety data with CD19-directed CAR T-cell therapy for patients with R/R chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).
    • Identify common adverse events associated with FDA-approved and investigational CAR T-cell therapies, and implement strategies to educate patients and manage complications.
    • Recall ongoing research evaluating CAR T-cell therapy approaches for various B-cell lymphomas, CLL and MM, and counsel appropriate patients regarding the potential benefits of trial participation.

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    FACULTY — The following faculty reported relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities:

    Caron Jacobson, MD
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, Massachusetts

    Consulting Agreements: AbbVie Inc, bluebird bio, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Kite, A Gilead Company, Lonza, Novartis, Precision BioSciences; Contracted Research: Kite, A Gilead Company, Pfizer Inc, Precision BioSciences.

    David G Maloney, MD, PhD
    Professor, Clinical Research Division
    Medical Director, Cellular Immunotherapy
    Leonard and Norma Klorfine Endowed Chair for Clinical Research
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology
    University of Washington
    Medical Director
    Cellular Immunotherapy and Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Seattle, Washington

    Advisory Committee: A2 Biotherapeutics; Consulting Agreements: Amgen Inc, BioLineRx, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Celgene Corporation, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, Janssen Biotech Inc, Juno Therapeutics, a Celgene Company, Kite, A Gilead Company, Legend Biotech, MorphoSys, Novartis, Umoja Biopharma; Contracted Research: Celgene Corporation, Juno Therapeutics, a Celgene Company, Kite, A Gilead Company; Data and Safety Monitoring Board/Committee: BioLineRx; Rights to Royalties: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for patents licensed to Juno Therapeutics, a Celgene Company; Stock Options: A2 Biotherapeutics.

    Nikhil C Munshi, MD
    Kraft Family Chair
    Director of Basic and Correlative Science
    Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center
    Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, Massachusetts

    No relevant conflicts of interest to disclose.

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    This activity is supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb Company and Janssen Biotech Inc, administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs LLC.

    Release date: August 2021
    Expiration date: August 2022

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