CMVpp65 vaccine enhances the antitumor efficacy of adoptively transferred CD19-redirected CMV-specific T cells.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research (2015)


T cells engineered with chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) recognizing CD19 can induce complete remission of B cell malignancies in clinical trials; however, in some disease settings CAR therapy confers only modest clinical benefit due to attenuated persistence of CAR T cells. The purpose of the study was to enhance persistence and augment the antitumor activity of adoptively transferred CD19CAR T cells by re-stimulating CAR+ T cells through an endogenous cytomegalovirus (CMV)-specific T cell receptor.