Phase 1 CAR T trial for NHL launches in Cleveland


University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center in Cleveland has launched a phase 1 clinical trial to study the safety of CAR T therapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

The trial will enroll 12-15 adult patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma who have not responded to standard therapies, according to a statement from University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center.

The principal investigator for the trial will be Paolo Caimi, MD, of UH Seidman and Case Western Reserve University.

UH Seidman, affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, is one of a handful of centers that has the ability to manufacture the CAR T cells from the patient’s own genetically modified T cells on site in the shared Case Western Reserve University National Center for Regenerative Medicine and the UH Seidman Cellular Therapy Laboratory, saving time for patients.

“Having the ability to make cells on-site means there will be a shorter turnaround time in having the cells available for the patient, compared to shipping them off-site,” said Dr. Caimi in the press statement.

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