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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

Last updated Jan. 26, 2023

Allie Moreno has a simple yet powerful message for people who donate blood at MD Anderson: “Thank you. Your...

BY KirstiAnn Clifford

Jeremiah Bergeron pays close attention to detail. As a nurse caring for hospital patients receiving CAR T cell therapy, Bergeron monitors each of his lymphoma and myeloma patients for subtle changes that could signal serious side effects. 

Since MD Anderson launched its first CAR T clinical trial in 2015, this revolutionary type of immunotherapy has shown great success. In some cases, it has eliminated all signs of disease...

Clinical nurse Jeremiah Bergeron

BY Sairah Ahmed, M.D. and Elizabeth Shpall, M.D.

Since MD Anderson’s first CAR T cell therapy clinical trial launched in 2015, we’ve cared for hundreds of patients undergoing CAR T cell therapy...

BY Arthur Hamberger, M.D.

As a retired physician, I have several advantages over the average layperson. First, I can understand the medical jargon used by other doctors...

BY Kathy McKay

I’m a nurse, so when I started experiencing pain and swelling in my lower abdomen, I suspected inflammatory bowel disease, or even worse,...

BY Sarah Zizinia

Christine Routledge was three months pregnant with her second child when routine bloodwork revealed something in her blood levels was off....

BY Devon Carter

Did you know that lymphoma is an umbrella term that includes several subtypes? In general, lymphoma is a cancer that involves immune cells...

BY Molly Adams

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is caused by abnormal white blood cells. While there are several types, non-Hodgkin lymphoma can be divided into slow-growing...