4.4 Patient Case Study: Part 5

Presented over several modules, this case study follows a patient, parents, and physician through the course of cancer diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship. In Part 5, you will hear from the physician perspective, including the search to find a treatment option that would provide long-term remission and survival for the patient.

Learning Objectives

  • State how the patient was able to receive the CAR T-cell therapy despite being older than the clinical trial criteria allowed
  • Describe how a national cooperative group, such as the children’s oncology group, is helpful in connecting patients to new treatments

Patient Case Study Video

Please note that in each of these case study videos, the experiences, thoughts, and outcomes presented are specific to these individuals and may not align with your own experiences. If you or a loved one have experience with cancer, these case study videos may cause you to recall past experiences of your own. Before moving to the next lesson, consider taking a moment to check in with yourself about how each of these videos make you feel. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to feel about this topic. More information about support services can be found through the National Cancer Institute.

Additional Resources

CAR T-Cell Therapy
This site offers more in-depth information about the therapy discussed in this video. This site is courtesy of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which was the site of the trial discussed in this video.

CAR T Cells: Engineering Patients’ Immune Cells to Treat Their Cancers
From the National Cancer Institute, this site goes into additional detail about how the CAR T treatment works and how it’s being investigated for use in additional types of cancers.