By Jennifer Ahlstrom | Posted - Oct 19th, 2016

 

 

 

 

Patient Power: New Immunotherapies in the Myeloma Clinic

Immunotherapies are becoming more available in myeloma clinical trials. Larry Anderson, MD, PhD of the UT Southwestern Medical Center joins Andrew Schorr on Patient Power to discuss two classes of immunotherapies that are now in clinical trials: checkpoint inhibitors and CAR T cell treatments. Dr. Anderson suggests that the checkpoint inhibitors will not be used as single therapies, but are best used with existing myeloma treatments. He also hints that checkpoint inhibitors and CAR T cell therapies may be combined at a future date.

What Are the New Game-Changing Therapies for Advanced Myeloma? from Patient Power on Vimeo. To find all clinical trials using checkpoint inhibitors, click here: Checkpoint Inhibitor Clinical Trials    

 
Jennifer Ahlstrom
About the Author

Jennifer Ahlstrom - Jenny A - Myeloma survivor, patient advocate, wife, mom of 6. Believer that patients can help accelerate a cure by weighing in and participating in clinical trials. Founder of Myeloma Crowd, Myeloma Crowd Radio, HealthTree and the CrowdCare Foundation.

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