The Royal Marsden Private Care will be highlighting one of its latest research-led cancer treatments, CAR T-cell therapy, along with its expertise in treating blood cancers at Arab Health 2023.
CAR T-cell therapy is a new form of immunotherapy that uses the body’s own natural immune system to destroy cancer cells. In some cases, it has cured people when all other conventional treatments have failed.
It works by taking a patient’s white blood cells (T cells) that help to protect the body from infection and disease, out of the blood and then genetically modifying them in a lab, so they are better at finding and destroying cancer cells. The T cells are then put back into the body to fight cancer.
CAR T-cell therapy
Joining the Harley Street Medical Area (HSMA) stand, The Royal Marsden has been using pioneering CAR T-cell therapy for the last three years, to treat several fast-growing types of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
Dr Mike Potter, Consultant Haematologist at The Royal Marsden said: “Immunotherapy is incredible. By harnessing the power of the immune system, we can cure otherwise incurable cancer in groups of patients who have essentially run out of treatment options. We have found that up to 50 per cent of patients who have received CAR-T cell therapy are now cured.
“We are very keen to use CAR T-cell therapy for other cancers of the blood, such as Hodgkin’s lymphoma and myeloma, so this is something we hope to see in the future. It is a very new treatment option so we’re in the early days, but it has the potential to transform cancer treatment. It’s very exciting and The Royal Marsden is looking forward to showcasing research-led treatments at Arab Health.”
Centre of excellence
Shams Maladwala, Managing Director of The Royal Marsden Private Care, said: “The Royal Marsden is a centre of excellence with an international reputation for groundbreaking research and pioneering the very latest in cancer treatments and technologies. Everything we do is underpinned by The Royal Marsden’s world-leading standards of cancer care, and we operate to the strictest safety standards and governance, usually only seen in the NHS.”
The Arab Health Exhibition and Congress is taking place from January 30 to February 2, 2023 at the Dubai Convention and Exhibition Centre. Throughout the exhibition, The Royal Marsden Private Care will be located on the Harley Street Medical Area Stand on the ABHI UK Pavilion Hall 2 stand F30.-- TradeArabia News Service