Takeda to Collaborate With MSKCC on CAR-T Therapies for Multiple Myeloma

On January 3, 2019, Takeda announced multiple research collaborations involving the development of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapies for various cancers, and the company is working with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) on the approach.1 One of the therapies under investigation is for the treatment of multiple myeloma.

“We are excited by the recent momentum in oncology R&D, especially around the curative potential of cell-based therapies through our growing partnership network,” said Phil Rowlands, PhD, head of the oncology therapeutic area unit at Takeda, in a statement.1 “We look forward to continuing to collaborate with some of the leading pioneers in the field to fuel research and discovery with the aim of targeting novel mechanisms of action in the cancer-immunity cycle to help us fulfill our aspiration to cure cancer.”

Read more at: https://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/multiple-myeloma/cart-therapy-multiple-myeloma-takeda-collaboration-memorial-sloan-mskcc/article/826083/