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BY Cynthia DeMarco

CAR T cell therapy is a type of immunotherapy used to treat lymphoma, multiple myeloma and some forms of leukemia. The treatment modifies T cells so that they can better recognize and attack cancer. 

To learn what to expect if you need CAR T cell therapy, we spoke with lymphoma and myeloma specialist Sairah Ahmed, M.D.

Your care team will determine if you’re eligible for CAR T cell therapy

Before you can consider...

Medical illustration of a CAR T cell in action

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

From unlocking the secrets of the tumor microenvironment to advancing new therapies to FDA approval, MD Anderson researchers are driven by...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Jeremiah Bergeron pays close attention to detail. As a nurse caring for hospital patients receiving CAR T cell therapy, Bergeron monitors...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Until she came to MD Anderson, 82-year-old Myrna Youmans had never heard the words “smoldering myeloma.” So, she didn’t know that they described the health condition she’d already been living with for eight years.

“I didn’t have any visible symptoms,” explains the Augusta, Georgia resident. “And my regular physician only discovered it by chance. The bloodwork from my annual physical just came back a little abnormal in 2006. And...

Multiple myeloma survivor Myrna Youmans

BY Rolando Vedia

When I enrolled at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in 2017, I never expected to write most of my master’s thesis...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you’re a cancer patient who was fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before having a stem cell transplant or receiving a CAR T cell infusion...

BY Devon Carter

Last updated July 1, 2022.

For patients with lymphoma, multiple myeloma and leukemia, CAR T cell therapy offers an effective treatment...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Trena Robertson’s left hip began aching, she visited an orthopedic specialist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, her hometown.  

BY Beth Norris

I was diagnosed with multiple myeloma at age 48, after some blood work from an annual checkup came back a little wacky.

My doctor said...

BY Ronda Wendler

When Maribeth Holzer asked her family doctor about a curious lump in her right armpit, she never suspected it was follicular lymphoma...