There's a whole lot of really good stuff coming out of three important meetings for blood cancer specialists this month. I've already written a lot about presentations at ASCO, and there are also two great meetings happening in Europe.
Unfortunately, I'm in the middle of dealing with a small flood in my basement, and I haven't been able to read and write as much as I'd like, so I'm going to give you a couple of videos instead.
I'm seeing lots of very excited oncologists talk about all of this on Twitter, and I have to say, the thing that is generating the most excitement is CAR-T. Early results are excellent, and updated results are still very strong.
The first video is a long one (about 17 minutes), and features Prof. Stephen Schuster, a lead researcher on CAR-T. He explains in a lot of detail how CAR-T works, if you're looking for a fairly easy-to-understand summary. The link comes from the blog CAR-T and Follicular Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which features updated links to research and commentary about CAR-T. It's put together by Ben, an FL patient who had great success with CAR-T, and Will, whose wife also has had success with the treatment. Both of them are regular commenters here. If you're looking for an excellent source of information about CAR-T and FL, that's the place to go.
The second video present some of the same information as Dr. Schuster's, but in much shorter form. It features Dr. Jeremy Slade Abramson, who has done some research on CAR-T as well.
It's easy to see whay lymphoma researchers are so excited about this treatment.
Enjoy. I'll get back to some more of the good news about Follicular Lymphoma soon.