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My-T Heroes Stories

Stories as unique as individual cells


CAR-T cell therapy is an individualized approach to treating certain types of cancer. This breakthrough immunotherapy, which is a type of cell and gene therapy, reprograms a patient's own T cells to detect and destroy certain kinds of advanced B-cell blood cancer.

Every person who has undergone CAR-T cell therapy has a story as unique as their individual cells. My-T Heroes: The Stories of CAR-T aims to document these patient experiences. Follow along as patients share how their own T cells were reprogrammed through the CAR-T process.

Liam, CAR-T cell therapy recipient



Building block engineer, master fisherman, and make-believe extraordinaire

The way Liam sees it, his CAR-T cells have been like knights defending his body from cancer.

Steve, CAR-T cell therapy recipient



Father, grandfather, and retired architect

CAR-T cell therapy gave Steve's T cells the blueprint they needed to help tackle his cancer.

Shelby, CAR-T cell therapy recipient

In memoriam

Softball player, college student, and daughter

CAR-T cell therapy helped Shelby get back in the game.

Bobby, CAR-T cell therapy recipient


Veteran, family man, and K9 trainer

CAR-T cell therapy trained Bobby's cells to think like special operations soldiers who needed to find and engage their target: advanced B-cell blood cancer.

Patients should consult their care team to determine if they are eligible for a CAR-T cell therapy. As with all medical treatment, individual results may vary; not all patients will respond to treatment with CAR-T cell therapy. Individuals should work with their care team to monitor their status or treatment, as some who respond initially may relapse over time. CAR-T cell therapy is not available for all cancer types.



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My-T Heroes is brought to you by Novartis in collaboration with the Cancer Support Community and the Emily Whitehead Foundation, independent organizations in the cancer community. Novartis is reimagining medicine to power breakthrough innovation in cell and gene therapy. We’d like to thank these organizations for their dedication in helping patients who have been impacted by cancer.


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