Behind the Scenes of CAR-T Therapy at University of California, Davis

In this latest episode of ASTCT Talks, Misty Evans, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC, sits down with Flora Stondell, FNP, to delve into the intricacies of University of California, Davis’ (UC Davis’) transplant and cellular therapy program, with a specific focus on CAR-T cell therapy.

In this insightful conversation, they discuss topics such as patient access, the timeline from referral to CAR-T therapy initiation, overcoming insurance barriers, and the patient education process. Stondell shares valuable insights gained from her experience in the field, highlighting the crucial role of advanced practice providers (APPs) in delivering high-quality care throughout the CAR-T therapy journey.

About Misty Evans, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC

Dr. Misty Evans (@MistyEvansDNP) is an Associate Professor at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is also nurse practitioner at Sarah Cannon Pediatric Hematology/Oncology & Cellular Therapy at TriStar Centennial in Nashville, TN. Dr. Evans has a strong clinical background in pediatric hematology-oncology and hematopoietic stem cell transplant. She currently serves as ASTCT Director of APPs.

About Flora Stondell, FNP

Flora Stondell is an Advanced Practice Supervisor and the Assistant Director for the Bone Marrow Transplant service at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) Health. She specializes in Cellular Therapy and Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant, which includes: autologous, allogeneic (matched and mis-matched donors), and haplo-identical transplant. She focuses on the care of patients during pre-transplant and post-transplant. She also assists in providing consultation for patients who may be eligible for transplant.


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