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.
T-Cell Immunotherapy Research Expands to More Solid Tumors
Diagnosed in 2014 with Wilms tumor, Mason had his right kidney removed and received 14 rounds of chemotherapy to beat his cancer. The care Mason received was lifesaving, but kids deserve better treatment options. STRIvE-01, a new CAR T-cell immunotherapy trial at Seattle Children’s will target relapsed or refractory sarcoma, kidney and neuroblastoma tumors, giving new hope to patients everywhere. Learn More...
New Immunotherapy Trial For Children With Brain Tumors
As part of the Strong Against Cancer team, you cheered on 12-year-old Avery while she battled a rare and highly aggressive brain cancer. Today, your dedication to accelerating cures for kids like Avery has helped Seattle Children's open BrainChild-01, a pioneering immunotherapy trial that will offer new hope to patients who suffer from brain and central nervous system tumors. Learn 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 Multiply
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)