NEW CURE. NEW HOPE.
A child's own immune system has the potential to cure their cancer. Welcome to Strong Against Cancer, a team effort that includes leading experts and people like you who will make cancer immunotherapy treatment a reality. With you on our team, cancer doesn't stand a chance.
Seattle Children's Opens First CAR T-Cell Immunotherapy Trial in the U.S. for Children and Young Adults With Leukemia that Targets CD22 and CD19 Proteins Simultaneously
By launching a bilateral attack on cancer cells, researchers hope to ultimately increase patients’ long-term remission. Read more…
Erin Celebrates Major Milestones After One Year in Remission
This Halloween marked a monumental milestone for 7-year-old Erin Cross. For the first time in Erin’s life, she was healthy enough to go trick-or-treating. And her costume of choice – an old woman – held a special meaning for her family. Read more…
Immunotherapy is the next great advancement in cancer treatment. Through cellular engineering, we enable the body’s own immune system to heal itself—without the harsh and often lifelong side effects of chemotherapy and radiation.
How Immunotherapy Works
We do a simple blood draw from a patient.
Reprogram T Cells
Using laboratory techniques, we reprogram the child's own T cells, training them to recognize enemy cancer cells.
T Cells Multipy
When re-introduced into the patient’s body, the T cells multiply rapidly, seeking out and destroying cancer cells—without harming normal, healthy cells.
of patients achieved complete remission in the clinical trial using genetically reprogrammed T cells to treat acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)