While recent progress has been made in the management of multiple myeloma, it remains a highly fatal malignancy especially among patients with relapsed-refractory disease. Immunotherapy with adoptive T cells targeting myeloma-associated antigens are at various stages of development and have brought about a new hope for cure. This is a review on the emerging field of adoptively transferred engineered T cell based approaches, with an in-depth focus on chimeric antigen receptors (CAR) targeting multiple myeloma. The recent results from CAR T cells targeting B cell maturation antigen are encouraging but eventual resistance to the CAR T cell therapies remain problematic. With newer approaches in therapies for multiple myeloma, the role of transplantation is evolved to form a platform for T cell therapies.
- chimeric antigen receptors
- hematopoietic cell transplantation
- Multiple myeloma
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cancer Research