Blood Cancer: Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th May 2020.

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Photo of Henry Smith Henry Smith Conservative, Crawley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people with blood cancer have had (a) CAR-T cell therapy and (b) a stem cell transplant in each of the last six months for which data is available.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The table shows the number of patients who have been infused with manufactured chimeric antigen receptor T (CAR T) cells. NHS England/Improvement report that the number of patients who have undergone apheresis (separating a particular blood constituent but returning the remainder to circulation) with an intention to treat will be significantly higher.

Indication

2019

2020

Grand Total

10

11

12

1

2

3

Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL)

Less than 5

Less than 5

Less than 5

Less than 5

Less than 5

Less than 5

6

Diffuse Lage B-Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL)

15

7

15

12

13

13

75

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