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CAR T-Cell Therapy: Advanced Leukemia Treatment at Sheba Medical Center

Leukemia, sometimes called “cancer of the blood,” is the most common malignancy among children. The symptoms of the disease can be devastating, and it is not uncommon for conventional therapies, like chemotherapy and radiation, to fail. Fortunately, efforts to find new and effective treatment options continue daily, with European patients now turning to treatments available in Israel. One such novel treatment is now offered at Sheba Medical Center: CAR T-cell. The number of adults who have undergone this therapy CAR T-cell therapy at Sheba:

  • ALL – 27
  • MM – 60
  • NHL – 280
  • AML – 6
  • Car T leukemia therapy treatment in Israel and Cervical Cancer Treatment in Israel

    How Does CAR T-Cell Therapy Work?

    CAR T-cell treatment for leukemia is an innovative process that uses your own immune cells to seek and destroy cancerous cells.

    After some blood is taken from the patient, the T-cells, a type of immune cell, are removed from the sample. Using advanced genetic engineering techniques, the T-cells are modified, causing them to create chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). These CARs program the T-cells to find and destroy cancer cells when injected back into the patient.

    The patient receives chemotherapy while the modified T-cells grow in our laboratory. The chemotherapy dampens the patient’s immune system, permitting the CAR T-cells to do a better job of eliminating malignant cells.

    CAR-T Leukemia Therapy in Israel

    Who Can Have CAR T-Cell Treatment?

    Potential patients need to have undergone at least two prior leukemia treatments. The CAR T-cell protocol requires hospitalization of at least two weeks, but same patients may need a longer observation period.

    Great success has been achieved in young patients with CAR T-cell treatment. The following are the rates of complete recovery with this therapy:

    • 85-90% in young children
    • Approximately 80% in teenagers
    • Around 70% of the entire patient population

    Of course, Sheba continues to strive to further improve these rates through continuous research and retaining the best physicians.

    If you have a loved one suffering from leukemia, contact us right away. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions and help in every possible way.

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    CAR-T Leukemia Therapy

    Sheba Medical Center A Leader in Medicine and Biotechnological Innovation

    Established in 1948, Sheba Medical Center is the Middle East's largest and leading medical center. For the fifth year in a row, Sheba has been ranked by Newsweek as one of the world’s best hospitals and smart hospitals, as well as a world leader in gastroenterology, neurology, and cardiology. Known for its excellence in patient-centric care, Sheba offers a wide range of medical divisions and specialties, with dedicated acute care, rehabilitation, gynecology and obstetrics, oncology, pediatrics, and cardiology hospitals and centers. Our highly qualified specialists are involved in innovative treatments and cutting-edge research programs, enabling us to offer patients personalized medical care and advanced life-saving technology to patients worldwide.

    Swiss Patient’s Newfound Hope with CAR T-Cell Treatment

    Mylène’s family relates

    “Without CAR T-cell treatment, Dr. Elad Jacoby and the volunteer medical staff and our medical coordinator, Yana Boguslavsky, we never would have survived this turning point in our life.”

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    Why Come to Sheba for CAR T-Cell Therapy?

    There are only a handful of medical facilities in the world that provide CAR T-cell therapy. There are many benefits to selecting Sheba Medical Center for your treatment, which include:
    • Sheba is fully accredited by the Joint Commission International (JCI), the recognized authority for
      international healthcare accreditation
    • Sheba physicians are top-tier specialists, with many having trained in the US. In fact, Sheba enjoys a
      close partnership with MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas
    • Even though Sheba patients always receive the highest caliber of care, healthcare costs are usually
      much more affordable in Israel compared to the US, Canada or Europe
    • We provide complete CAR T-cell therapy on site at Sheba. This means you receive all of your treatment under one roof. We even have our own advanced laboratory where T-cells are engineered
    • We help you every step of the way when you travel to Sheba for treatment. This includes arranging accommodations and providing you with an interpreter. Due to the close relationship between Israel and the US, we can even help Americans obtain on-arrival visas

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    Sheba Medical Center provides innovative, personalized medical care to patients from around the world. We are the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Middle East and dedicated to providing advanced and compassionate medicine for everyone.

    We welcome all cases, including the rarest and the most challenging. Our medical teams collaborate to provide the best possible health outcomes. From your initial inquiry through the long-term follow-up care, we are here for you.

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