This dissertation focuses on T-cell-mediated immunotherapeutic strategies for the treatment of acute myeloid leukaemia. Two major key points determine the success of adoptive T-cell therapy: the nature of the target antigen and the characteristics of the infused T-cells. We reviewed potential acute myeloid leukaemia target antigens and performed an in-depth study of the Receptor for Hyaluronic Acid Mediated Motility as a potential leukaemia associated antigen. Subsequently, an alternative immunotherapeutic strategy was studied: the in vitro generation of antigen-specific T-cells starting from T-cell receptor-transduced human haematopoietic progenitor cells.

(BELG J HEMATOL 2014;5(4):154–7)