CAR-T therapy is limited to patients under 50 years of age because of possible side effects. Additionally, potential patients need to have undergone at least two prior leukemia treatments. The CAR-T 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 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.