Chimeric Antigen Receptor T Cells for Lymphomas: Methods, Data, and Challenges

  • Yakup Batlevi
  • Craig S. SauterEmail author
Part of the Advances and Controversies in Hematopoietic Transplantation and Cell Therapy book series (ACHTCT)


Antigen 16 (CD19) is an optimal target for targeted cellular therapy against all B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphomas (B-NHL)/chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma (CLL/SLL) and B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). However, targeting CD19 can result in prolonged B-cell aplasia. Given the clinical experience with the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab with temporary B-cell aplasia, severe clinical consequence has not been observed. Intravenous gamma globulin has proven to effectively supplement humoral immunity in hypogammaglobulinemic patients. Genetically engineered recombinant T-cell receptors directed against a specific tumor antigen (chimeric antigen receptors, CARs) can recognize and kill tumor cell targets. This review will focus on the clinical experience of targeting CD19 with CAR-modified T cells (19-CAR-T) for B-cell lymphomas, excluding CLL/SLL and multiple myeloma which are covered in other chapters of this book.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Adult Bone Marrow Transplant ServiceMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Cellular Therapeutics Center, Department of MedicineMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Department of MedicineWeill Cornell Medical CollegeNew YorkUSA

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