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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 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...

BY Jeff Johnson

When I was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in November 2017, my first thought was that I had to get to MD Anderson. I’d long been aware of its global reputation, so I knew I would get the best possible treatment there.

What I didn’t expect was the care I received along with it — and I mean, from everyone: the doctors, the nurses, the physician assistants, and especially, my radiation oncologist, Dr. Jillian Gunther.

My Hodgkin...

Hodgkin's lymphoma survivor Jeff Johnson

BY Ashley Morgan

Over the years, my opinion on the biggest challenge I’ve faced as a result of my Hodgkin lymphoma diagnosis has changed a few times.

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BY Matthew B. Johnson

Between 1995 and 2009, I was diagnosed with four different types of cancer. The first diagnosis didn’t really bother me. The second one hit...

BY MD Anderson staff

After a cancer diagnosis, many patients wait anxiously to hear the words “no evidence of disease.” But as Kimberly Hill has learned, the start...

BY Alyssa Rieber, M.D.

I’ve known my whole life that I wanted to be a doctor, just like my father. So when I got into medical school, I was thrilled to start down...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

In the summer of 2013, Debbie Felix-Dejean was facing her third round of Hodgkin lymphoma, and she was not optimistic.

The Caribbean...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

A cancer diagnosis can change your life forever.

But when doctors receive a cancer diagnosis, it can also change the way they practice...