EMPOWERING MYELOMA ADVOCACY ACROSS EUROPE


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CAR-T is a form of immunotherapy currently approved and under investigation for the treatment of myeloma. Immunotherapy drugs use the body’s immune cells to fight cancer. Here you will find a summary of MPE’s resources on CAR T- cell therapy:

 

Questions and answers

Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy (June 2022)

Find the answers to the most frequently asked questions by patients about CAR-T.

The Reality of CAR T-cell Therapy: Am I Eligible? (March 2021)

Find out about inclusion and exclusion criteria in CAR T-cell clinical trials.

Conferences

Conference reports: 

Conference report: European Hematology Association (EHA) (July 2022)

The European Hematology Association (EHA) annual meeting is the most important haematology scientific congress in Europe. This report summarises the most important updates presented in this congress around myeloma, AL amyloidosis and patient advocacy.

 

Conference report: 4th European CAR T-cell meeting (March 2022)

This report summarises the most important highlights presented in the 4th edition of the European CAR T-cell Meeting jointly organised by the European Hematology Association (EHA) and the European Group for Blood and Marrow Transplantation. (EBMT)

 

 Conference report: The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and European Hematology Association (EHA) Annual Congresses (October 2021)

The ASCO Annual Meeting and The EHA annual meeting are the most important haematology scientific congresses worldwide. This report summarises the most important updates presented in both congresses around myeloma, AL amyloidosis and patient advocacy.

 

Conference highlights: 

CAR-T updates: European Hematology Association (EHA) (June 2022)

Watch This video interview of Dr Hermann Einsele, Director of the Department of Internal Medicine II at the Würzburg University Hospital, Germany, talking about CAR T- cell therapy updates from EHA 2022.

 

Highlights in Myeloma: American Society of Hematology (ASH) (January 2022)

Watch this video interview of Dr Maria-Victoria Mateos, MD, PhD, Director of the Myeloma Unit at the University Hospital of Salamanca-IBSAL, Spain, talking about ASH 2021 highlights.

The highlights are available in the following languages:

Factsheets (EMA approved treatments)

Idecabtagene Vicleucel (April 2022)

Idecabtagene vicleucel is a type of CAR-T therapy. The factsheet covers important issues around the treatment so that patients can feel safe and informed when asking their doctor specific questions.

Webinars and interviews

Immunotherapy in the treatment of myeloma and AL amyloidosis (July 2021)

Watch the recording of the session “Immunotherapy in the treatment of myeloma and AL amyloidosis”, held at the Myeloma Patients Europe Masterclass 2021. The talk was given by Dr Maria-Victoria Mateos, MD, PhD, Director of the Myeloma Unit at the University Hospital of Salamanca-IBSAL, Spain.

 

COVID-19 and long-term impact on CAR-T treatment and trials (August 2020)

 

Advice for patients starting a CAR-T clinical trial during the COVID-19 pandemic (August 2020)

watch this video recording of Dr Hermann Einsele, Director of the Department of Internal Medicine II at the Würzburg University Hospital, Germany, explaining the advice he would give to myeloma patients who are about to start a CAR-T clinical trial during the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Safety of CAR-T clinical trials during the COVID-19 outbreak (August 2020)

Watch this video recording of Dr Hermann Einsele, Director of the Department of Internal Medicine II at the Würzburg University Hospital, Germany, explaining if it is safe to participate in a CAR-T trial in myeloma during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Research projects

Horizon 2020 CARAMBA

MPE is a stakeholder of this project consortium investigating an autologous CAR T-cell therapy targeting SLAM7. The project aims to bring CAR-T from laboratory to patients.

Read more about the CARAMBA project in the Myeloma Pipeline information sheet available in the following languages:

 

CAR-T treatment focus groups

MPE is holding focus groups in different languages to find out more about CAR-T from a patient perspective. If you would like to participate, find more information in the language you prefer: