Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is the most common childhood cancer and has excellent survival rates. However, outcomes for patients who relapse are poor and ALL remains one of the major causes of childhood cancer death. Over the past decade there have been major advances in understanding the genomic landscape of childhood ALL and in developing new precision medicine therapies and immunotherapies. Dr. Hunger will summarize current understanding of childhood ALL and talk about new therapies that are highly active in relapsed and refractory ALL and are now being tested in newly diagnosed ALL.
- Understand genetic and treatment response risk factors in ALL
- Learn about immunotherapies that are active in relapsed and refractory ALL, including blinatumomab, inotuzumab and chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells
- Learn about new clinical trials testing these immunotherapies in childhood ALL
This seminar focuses on oncology and was delivered at a virtual event titled, “Contemporary ALL Therapy and What is on the Horizon,” on June 24, 2021.
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