Immune Effector Cell Area


Princess Margaret Cancer Centre (Directions)

2nd Floor, Philip S. Orsino Hematology Centre​


Thursdays: 1:30pm - 5:00pm​


Phone: 416 946 4501 ext. 5082​​​

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Immune effector cells may be used to treat conditions such as:

  • Lymphoma
  • Leukemia
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Solid tumor cancers

At Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, we do a type of immune effector cell therapy called CAR T-cell therapy (Chimeric antigen receptor T-cells).

Overview of the CAR T-cell process:

  1. T-cells are collected from your blood, through a process called leukapheresis.
  2. The collected T-cells are sent to a manufacturing company.
  3. The manufacturing company changes the T-cells in a lab and adds a new "hook," called a CAR, to them. T-cells with the new CAR or hook attached are called CAR T-cells.
  4. The manufacturing company then makes many copies of the CAR-T cells, freezes them and ships them back to the hospital, where you receive them as an infusion.

How to Get Referred

​You need a referral from your doctor to become a patient in the IEC Clinic.

Referral Information for Physicians

​​To complete the standard referral process:

  1. Download and complete the appropriate BMT-IEC Referral Forms​.
  2. Fax the completed form to the number provided on the form.
  3. The office will call you with information about the patient’s first appointment.​

Learn more about referrals to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.

What to Expect at the IEC Clinic

​​​​​Someone will call and provide you with a time for​ your first appointment. Learn more about preparing for your first appointment in the Guide to Princess Margaret »

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          Last reviewed: 5/25/2023
          Last modified: 5/1/2024 12:34 PM
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