Special Issue "Immunotherapy in Myeloma: A Theme Issue in Honor of Prof. Dr. Gösta Gahrton"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: stem cell biology in myelofibrosis; allogeneic stem cell transplantation from unrelated donors; prevention and treatment of the donor-to-host response; cellular immunotherapy with genetically modified stem cells and T cells (CAR T cells); detection of minimal residual disease; molecular genetics in myeloid diseases; multiple myeloma; myelodysplastic syndromes
Interests: myeloma; AL amyloidosis; monoclonal gammopathy of clinical significance; POEMS; transplantation
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This Special Issue aims to honor the outstanding scientific career of Pr. Gösta Gahrton through a collection of manuscripts written by leading figures in the field of multiple myeloma immunotherapy. Thirty years ago, Pr Gahrton, along with the (EBMT) European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation when he was chairing the Myeloma Subcommittee of this organization, published a seminal paper reporting the outcome of allogeneic stem cell transplantation to treat multiple myeloma (N Engl J Med 1991; 325(18): 1267–73). Since then, the field of myeloma treatment, and especially the field of immune intervention, has moved dramatically. This Special Issue will cover all aspects ranging from the immunology of myeloma to different immune therapies. The immune biology of this particular bone marrow hematological malignancy will be presented. The broad spectrum of the different kinds of immune interventions, such as the allogeneic approach, the use of monoclonal antibodies including antibody–drug conjugates, and the new and very promising application of CAR T cells will also be reported on. As suggested by Pr Gahrton, immune therapy may be one step toward cure of multiple myeloma. This Special Issue will honor not only a great scientist but also a man of integrity who has been Chairman of the Nobel Committee of Karolinska Institutet.
Prof. Dr. Nicolaus Kröger
Dr. Laurent Garderet
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- multiple myeloma
- the immune biology of myeloma
- allogeneic stem cell transplantation
- monoclonal antibody
- antibody–drug conjugate
- CAR T cell
- checkpoint inhibitor