Facilitating access to CAR T cell therapy
Close collaboration between patient and healthcare team is critical for CAR T cell therapies.
Once a potential patient is identified for CAR T cell therapy, the next step is to connect with an authorized treatment center to initiate the screening and enrollment process as appropriate. The authorized treatment center will determine patient eligibility and may offer assistance in securing insurance approval and providing counseling to the patient and caregiver.
An important part of getting patients a step closer to CAR T cell therapy is to consider patient logistics. Some patients may need to travel to a treatment center to receive CAR T cell therapy. Patients will be required to remain within close proximity to the center throughout the process and for a period of time after receiving CAR T cell therapy to monitor for adverse reactions. As a result, logistical or financial support may be available to eligible patients with the need to remain in proximity to the treatment center following CAR T cell therapy.