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The EBMT/EHA CAR-T Cell Handbook

Introduction

This first open access European CAR-T Handbook, co-promoted by the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation (EBMT) and the European Hematology Association (EHA), covers several aspects of CAR-T cell treatments, including the underlying biology, indications, management of side-effects, access and manufacturing issues. This book, written by leading experts in the field to enhance readers’ knowledge and practice skills, provides an unparalleled overview of the CAR-T cell technology and its  application in clinical care, to enhance readers’ knowledge and practice skills.

About the editors

Nicolaus Kröger, MD, is the current EBMT President, Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Department of Stem Cell Transplantation at the University Medical Center, Hamburg - Eppendorf, Germany 

John G. Gribben, MD DSc FRCP FRCPath, FMedSci, is the Past President of EHA, Professor of Medical Oncology and Director of Stem Cell Transplantation at Saint Bartholomew's Hospital, Queen Mary School of Medicine, University of London, UK

Christian Chabannon, MD, PhD, is the current chair of the Cellular Therapy & Immunobiology Working Party (CTIWP) of the EBMT, is the Head and Qualified Person of the Cell Collection and Cell Processing Facility at Institut Paoli-Calmettes, the Coordinator of the "Centre d’Investigations Cliniques en Biothérapies de Marseille", and a Professor of Cell Biology at Aix-Marseille University, France

Ibrahim Yakoub-Agha, MD, PhD, is the current chair of the Chronic Malignancies Working Party of the EBMT and holds the position of coordinating professor for the Department of Hematology at Lille Faculty of Medicine, France

Hermann Einsele, MD, FRCP, is Full Professor of Internal Medicine and has been Director of the Department of Internal Medicine II of the University Hospital Würzburg, Germany

Quotes from the editors

Prof Nicolaus Kröger, EBMT President explains: “The launch of the CAR-T Cell handbook reflects the truly collaborative achievement across EBMT and EHA. This demonstrates once again that putting our experience and competencies in common, we can enhance our education goals and ultimately improve the care of our patients.”

Prof Christian Chabannon, Chair of the EBMT Cellular Therapy and Immunobiology Working Party adds: “This handbook reaches the objective to provide an overview of the CAR-T technology and the readers, physicians and nurses, will find real application in clinical care.

Prof John Gribben, EHA Past President comments: “The EHA-EBMT handbook will serve as a vital resource for those working on the CART field in Europe and provides another wonderful example of how the collaboration between EBMT and EHA continues to enhance the field of CART research and clinical development in Europe.”

Prof Hermann Einsele, Chair of the EHA Scientific Workshop Group Immunotherapy of Hematological Maligancies adds: “This handbook will be a very important tool to educate and motivate young scientists, medical doctors, technicians and nurses to engage in this novel and promising treatment strategy.”