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Immunotherapy. 2015;7(3):229-41. doi: 10.2217/imt.14.120.

ErbB-targeted CAR T-cell immunotherapy of cancer.

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King's College London, King's Health Partners Integrated Cancer Center, Department of Research Oncology, Guy's Hospital Campus, Great Maze Pond, London SE1 9RT, UK.


Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) based immunotherapy has been under development for the last 25 years and is now a promising new treatment modality in the field of cancer immunotherapy. The approach involves genetically engineering T cells to target malignant cells through expression of a bespoke fusion receptor that couples an HLA-independent antigen recognition domain to one or more intracellular T-cell activating modules. Multiple clinical trials are now underway in several centers to investigate CAR T-cell immunotherapy of diverse hematologic and solid tumor types. The most successful results have been achieved in the treatment of patients with B-cell malignancies, in whom several complete and durable responses have been achieved. This review focuses on the preclinical and clinical development of CAR T-cell immunotherapy of solid cancers, targeted against members of the ErbB family.


ErbB receptors; HER2; T cells; cancer; chimeric antigen receptor; immunotherapy

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