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CAR-T: 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 Latin American patients now turning to treatments available in Israel. One such novel treatment is now offered at Sheba Medical Center: CAR-T.

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How Does CAR-T Therapy Work?

CAR-T 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.

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Who Can Have CAR-T Treatment?

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

Great success has been achieved in young patients with CAR-T 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 Medical Center strives to improve these rates further 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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Sheba – Ranked In The Top Ten Best Hospitals Worldwide

Sheba Medical Center sets the standard for excellence in patient-focused care. Recently, Newsweek included Sheba on their prestigious list of the Top Ten Best Hospitals Worldwide. This endorsement recognizes Sheba Medical Center as a leading force in medical science and biotechnological innovation – maximizing the latest technologies while always providing holistic, outstanding healthcare. Sheba is strongly committed to delivering personalized, expert medicine to everyone from all over the world.
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Swiss Patient’s Newfound Hope with CAR-T Treatment

Mylène’s family relates

“Without CAR-T 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 Therapy?

There are only a handful of medical facilities in the world that provide CAR-T 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
  • We provide complete CAR-T 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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