August 11, 2017

Seattle Children’s Aims to Outsmart Cancer in a New Trial

Seattle Children's Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research is actively fighting pediatric leukemia by harvesting and reprogramming a child's own T cells and using the immune system to fight cancer.
July 12, 2017

First Ever Gene Therapy to Be Approved in America

Regulators have voted to approve America's first ever gene therapy for public use. An advisory panel of cancer experts at the Food and Drug Administration unanimously backed the one-time treatment at a meeting on Wednesday.
July 9, 2017


One of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen in my life happened when my father was really sick. He had suffered a stroke, and he had been in a coma for three weeks.
July 1, 2017

Patient in Los Angeles Receives T Cells From Seattle Children’s

When I came to Seattle Children’s in 2010, my vision was for us to become a global epicenter for childhood cancer immunotherapy cures. I imagined that, someday, doctors from around the world would send us blood cells from children with cancer. We would insert instructions into T cells – a “warrior” type of immune cell – that tell them to find and kill cancer cells. Then we would send the “reprogrammed” cells back to the hospital, where the child would receive them as a simple infusion.