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Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy

CAR T-Cell Therapy Referrals

CAR T-Cell Therapy is now 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)

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*. Once the patient referral is submitted to the out-of-province treatment site, the BC Ministry of Health (MoH) funding application must be completed for approval.

*If the initial referral site does not have capacity please refer to an alternate site within Canada and contact the BC Cancer Out-of-Province/Country email for assistance in updating the MoH funding application. 

Step 2: MoH Funding Application

Submit the following documentation to the BC Cancer Out-of-Province/Country email for review:

  1. MoH funding application (Please note this "Out-of-Country" application is currently required for Out-of-Province CAR T-Cell referrals)
  2. BC Cancer Approval Form and all supporting documentation listed within the document's checklist
  3. A letter addressed to the Ministry of Health outlining a brief summary of the patient and required treatment, and a statement confirming that the patient is well and fit for travel

If deemed eligible, all documentation will be submitted by BC Cancer via email to the MoH with the referring physician copied. The referring physician will be notified directly by the MoH 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 email for more information/assistance.

Pediatric Referrals

Please refer to the eligibility criteria for patients up to and including 25 years of age, and see BC Children's for pediatric oncology referrals. 


Sites accepting BC Referrals

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

Government of British Columbia

  • Resource page for Out-of-Province/Country medical coverage
  • Funding application
    • Please note the "Out-of-Country Funding Application" is currently required for Out of Province CAR T-Cell referrals
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