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CAR T-cell Therapy in Australia – an update

Understanding CAR T-cell therapy (November 2020)

Presented by Dr Michael Dickinson, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre & Royal Melbourne Hospital

Hosted by Donna Gairns, National Nurse Manager, Lymphoma Australia

Lymphoma Australia was pleased to invite Dr Michael Dickinson, Consultant Haematologist at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre & Royal Melbourne Hospital and disease group lead for aggressive lymphoma, as our guest speaker.

Dr Dickinson has a special interest in lymphoma and is leading the development of new targeted, non-chemotherapy drugs as the principal investigator of many trials of new treatments. He is the local investigator on a range of CAR T-cell therapy trials. Dr Dickinson has been instrumental in helping in the recent approval of publicly funded CAR T-cell therapy to Australian patients.

CAR T-cell therapy is a relatively new therapy that has gained a lot of attention in the treatment of lymphoma/CLL in recent years. Dr Dickinson provides a thorough presentation that is relevant to Australian lymphoma/CLL patients in November 2020 in an exciting area that is changing rapidly.

The presentation includes:

  • What is CAR T-cell therapy?
  • How does CAR T-cell therapy work?
  • What is the process?
  • Side effects of CAR T-cell therapy
  • What subtypes are currently being treated in Australia & worldwide
  • CAR T-cell therapy funding in Australia
  • Clinical trials available in Australia and around the world

For more information on CAR T-cell therapy:

For more info see
Read More Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy

Download the CAR T-cell therapy fact sheet

For further information and support, contact the Lymphoma Nurse Support line or email us:
T: 1800 953 081
Email: nurse@lymphoma.org.au

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