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CAR T-cell therapy is a ground-breaking cancer treatment—and it’s expensive and difficult to deliver. Is Canada ready for it?

11 Comments
  • Mike Lynes says:

    Sounds Great!

  • mark says:

    how do you enroll someone for any treatment?

  • Maureen says:

    What are the 5 Canadian provinces the are doing Car-T cells therapy ?

  • Cathy Capaldi says:

    Thank you for this easy to understand article. Your article was easy to read and understand. From a patient with a 3rd relapsed NHL I thank you for this. I may or may not qualify for this treatment but I now have a good understanding of how it works and the complications which may occur. Thank you Dafna and Andreas for all your hard work in being able to provide this article.

  • Julia Powell says:

    Government needs to provide these treatments for Canadian people. They have the money to pay for everyone. All they need to do is STOP giving away our money to other countries. Help our own people. Get their priorities straight.

  • Deb Charbonneau says:

    IS THERE A POSSIBILITY OF TRIAL STUDIES IN CANADA. WE HAVE DESPARATE PATIENTS WITH CANCER THAT WANT TO LIVE TO SEE THERE CHILDREN GROW UP. THEY HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE.

  • Lesli Jackman says:

    Amazing news!!!

  • Mike F says:

    Evidence-based medicine to be used in Canada as a device to fund or not to fund interventions, therapies, devices etc. Subjective crapshoot but is what it is. The logic is you can basically never be wrong or right just what you want to believe based on the “evidence”.

Authors

Dafna Izenberg

Contributor

Dafna is the Managing editor of special projects at Maclean’s Magazine.

Andreas Laupacis

Editor-in-chief Emeritus

Andreas founded Healthy Debate in 2011. He is currently the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)

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