Systemic Sclerosis

Kathryn Torok, ACR 2021: Autologous Stem Cell Transplant in Treatment-Resistant Juvenile-onset Systemic Sclerosis

Published Online: November 11th 2021

In this interview, we talk with Professor Kathryn Torok (UPMC & University of Pittsburgh Scleroderma Center, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA) around CD34-selected peripheral blood ASCT in patients with juvenile-onset systemic sclerosis (NCT03630211).

The abstract ‘Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation with CD34-Selected Peripheral Blood Stem Cells in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Juvenile-Onset Systemic Sclerosis.’ (ABSTRACT NUMBER: 0778) was presented at the ACR Convergence 2021, 3-9 November 2021.

Questions

  1. What is known about the clinical utility of autologous stem cell transplant (ASCT) in patients with aggressive and recalcitrant juvenile-onset systemic sclerosis? (0:16)
  2. Could you tell us a little about the reduced intensity conditioning protocols you have developed using CD34-selected peripheral blood ASCT? (2:48)

Disclosures: Kathryn Torok has nothing to disclose in relation to this video.

Correspondence: Kathryn Torok, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology, UPMC & University of Pittsburgh Scleroderma Center, University of Pittsburgh |UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 4401 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, Tel: (412) 692-5081 | Fax: (412) 692-5054 | kathryn.torok@chp.edu

Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media Ltd. Interview conducted by Victoria Jones.

Filmed in coverage of the virtual ACR Convergence 2021.

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