Chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR T) therapy

Overview

We offer chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR T) therapy, a type of immunotherapy. It re-engineers your immune cells to recognize and attack a specific protein on cancer cells. Very few cancer centers offer this new treatment; we are the only center in a seven-state area in the Southeast offering CAR T. We use CAR T to treat challenging cancers in patients meeting certain criteria.

CAR T Therapy Care Team

Olalekan O. Oluwole
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Olalekan O. OluwoleMD, MPH, MBBS

    Hematologic Cancer, Hematology/Oncology, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
Michael R. Savona
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Michael R. SavonaMD

    Hematology/Oncology

Why Choose CAR T Therapy at Vanderbilt

  • Knowledge and experience

    Vanderbilt participated in the clinical trials for CAR T therapy. Because of our experience in caring for people undergoing this complex treatment, we were chosen as one of the first cancer centers to offer CAR T.

  • Support services

    We offer patient navigators, wellness classes, an extended-hours clinic and more to make cancer treatment a little bit easier.

  • Support beyond cancer treatment

    Our REACH for Survivorship Program is a unique service in our region for cancer survivors of all ages, who have faced any type of cancer and who have received cancer treatment from any healthcare provider. Survivors with physical, emotional or practical concerns related to cancer can benefit from this clinic. The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine uses proven, research-based therapies such as yoga, acupuncture, mind-body counseling and massage that work with traditional medicine to help you achieve better health.

  • Telemedicine

    Some CAR T patients can avoid a hospital stay due to technology that lets their medical team monitor their progress remotely. 

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