For many attendees, the most exciting news at the 2012 annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) held last December in Atlanta was the prospect of personalized T cell therapy for the treatment of patients with B cell cancers such as chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).

The potential of this new treatment option was recognized at ASH 2012 by the award to Dr Bruce R. Blazar, MD and Carl H. June, MD of the Ernest Beutler Lecture and Prize for research that generated major translational advances in T-Cell Infusions.

ASH 2012 Carl June MD 1024x576 ASH 2012: CTL019 chimeric antigen receptor technology emerging as a new leukemia treatment

ASH 2012: Carl June, MD receives Ernest Beutler Prize

Dr June, in his accompanying lecture discussed preliminary data for the trial of CTL019 (formerly CART-19), a novel chimeric antigen receptor-transduced T cell therapy against CD19. Subscribers to premium content can login to read more below:

 ASH 2012: CTL019 chimeric antigen receptor technology emerging as a new leukemia treatment

Posted by 

Purchase Access to Premium Content

Click on blue icon to purchase access to all Premium Content. Current subscription rate is $399 for 3 months access, $1200 for 12 months access and for a limited time $2000 for 2 years. Subscriptions do not auto renew. Rates may change without notice and are non-refundable. Please read the Terms of Use before purchasing and if in communications our Guidance to PR Professionals contained within it.