Does CAR T-cell Therapy Cure Cancer?

Whether or not CAR T-cell therapy will cure you depends on a number of factors including your disease, response to prior therapy and the specific CAR T-cell product being used.

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Although no one can predict with certainty whether CAR T-cell therapy will cure you of cancer, it has helped many patients. 

CAR T-cell therapy may:

  • put you into complete remission (no evidence of disease) for many months or years
  • put you into remission for a short period of time before your disease comes back
  • put you into a partial remission (there is still evidence of disease, but the amount is less)
  • not put you into remission at all

Talk to your doctor about how likely it is that CAR T-cell therapy will improve your long-term health. Since the cancer may come back after CAR T-cell therapy, it is important that you are carefully monitored by your oncologist long-term.

Quality of Life after CAR T-cell Therapy

Since CAR T-cell therapy is a relatively new treatment, researchers are just beginning to learn about patients' quality of life long-term after CAR T-cell therapy.

Watch a video about quality of Life after CAR T-cell Therapy.

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Updated June 2024