With 6 new Car-T Cell Therapy's now approved by the FDA since 2017, how do we know which one works best?
Hey Ricky, there are only 2 FDA approved CAR T available now for myeloma. More in the pipeline. They are only doing CAR T for relapsed and refractory myeloma after several treatments have failed. The waiting list is long. I think they will start doing clinical trials with CAR t for induction. I am hoping we see a cure in our lifetime. Love Donna
Ricky I really think you have to talk to your healthcare team. They know you and what drugs have and have not worked for you. I have only seen data on two of them and they were very close in progression free survival.
All the best
Hi. From what I know Car-T Cell Therapy is only available after several other therapies have been tried. At this point, SCT is working for my wife and we are hoping for a long remission. So consequently, I have not researched future alternatives should she relapse. And she may well relapse, it may be unavoidable, but we are hoping by the time she may need treatment in the future, that things may have progressed to a point where treatments may be very different from what they are today and be much more easy to understand and navigate. This is a long winded answer to your question, but I have got to say that I honestly don’t know which therapy is best. We have put complete faith in our doctors and specialists, and will probably rely heavily on them for recommendations in the future as to what may be the most appropriate for my wife. God bless you and good luck with your choices and needed treatments.
Thank you for your reply. I am too hoping by the time I need treatment that they will have figured out a cure for this Multiple Myeloma. I do believe they are getting close! Hopefully it will be the Car-T Cell Therapy and they will no longer need or have to do a SCT! Take care, and best wishes to you and your wife. Rick.
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