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Dr. Smith Discusses CAR T Cells in Multiple Myeloma

Eric Smith, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses chimeric androgen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in multiple myeloma.

Eric Smith, MD, PhD, medical oncologist, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, discusses chimeric androgen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy in multiple myeloma.

The target of CAR T-cell therapy in multiple myeloma seems to be anti—B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA), says Smith. The investigational BCMA CAR T-cell therapy bb2121 had an objective response rate of 78% in patients with relapsed/refractory disease, according to interim findings of a phase I dose-escalation study (NCT02658929).

Smith says that next steps are going to include using a fully human CAR to minimize the potential immune responses against CAR.