Clinical trial researching CAR T-cell therapy for leukemia and lymphoma

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Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common cancer in children. Treatment is available for ALL, but if the disease returns, the survival rate drops to less than 50%. A clinical trial led by Nirali N. Shah, M.D., M.H.Sc., Lasker Clinical Research Scholar in the Pediatric Oncology Branch, is researching CAR T-cell therapy for children and young adults with ALL or other related B-cell lymphomas. The trial will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and there is no cost for participation.

For more information, please contact the Leukemia, Lymphoma, Transplantation and Cellular Therapy team at the NCI Pediatric Oncology Branch at (240) 760-6970 or identifier: NCT05442515

NCI Protocol ID: 000324

Official Title: Phase 1/2 Dose Escalation Study of CD19/CD22 Bicistronic Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cells in Children and Young Adults With Recurrent or Refractory CD19/CD22-expressing B Cell Malignancies

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Posted on Mon, 04/10/2023