Although chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy has shown a high response rate in lymphoma patients, its cost-effectiveness is controversial due to the high price and uncertainty of the clinical evidence. In addition to the high acquisition cost of CAR T-cell therapy, procedure and facility cost increase the financial burden considering the frequency of adverse events such as cytokine release syndrome. In clinical research, relatively short follow-up periods were used compared to traditional cancer agents. In addition, head-to-head comparative effectiveness data are unavailable, which is an important factor when evaluating the cost-effectiveness of a new treatment. Additional evidence that will compensate for the uncertainty of existing clinical data is needed for full evaluation of long-term efficacy, safety, and comparative effectiveness.
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This research was supported by the National Research Foundation NRF-2021R1F1A1050281.
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- CAR T-cell
- chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy
- economic evaluation