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Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy

CAR T-Cell Therapy Referrals

CAR T-Cell Therapy is available at a select number of sites within Canada upon approval. Referrals must first be made within Canada (out-of-province) prior to exploring out-of-country options.

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Out-of-Province Referrals (Adults)

Steps 1 and 2 below should be completed concurrently. Patients may be seen for their virtual consult at the treating facility while awaiting Ministry of Health funding decision. However, patients should not travel for treatment until funding is approved.

Step 1: Patient Referral

Patient referrals should be made directly to the treatment site coordinator using the relevant site referral form. For Canadian sites currently accepting referrals please refer to the Resources tab*.

*If the initial referral site does not have capacity please refer to an alternate site within Canada and notify the BC Cancer Out-of-Province/Country Coordinator of the change.

Step 2: Ministry of Health Funding Application

Complete the BC Cancer Referral Form (PDF) and compile all supporting documentation included in the checklist. Submit all documentation to the BC Cancer Out-of-Province/Country Coordinator at

If deemed eligible, all documentation will be submitted by the Out of Province Coordinator via email to the Ministry of Health with the referring physician copied. The referring physician will be notified directly by the Ministry of Health of the funding decision.

For any questions, or to submit your application, please contact

Out-of-Country Referrals

Please contact the Out-of-Province/Country Coordinator at for more information/assistance.


For patients under 18, please refer to Oncology at BC Children's Hospital.


Sites accepting BC Referrals

*For assistance with French language referral forms, please contact the Out of Province/Country Coordinator

Government of British Columbia

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