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Dr. Michael Jensen: New Hope for Pediatric Cancer Treatment

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Dr. Michael Jensen, who is leading research that has the potential to radically change the way pediatric cancers are treated – and cured – joined Seattle Children’s Research Institute in July 2010. Jensen now leads the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children's.

Jensen has developed a method of reprogramming the body’s own immune system to kill cancer. This technique of genetically re-engineering an individual’s T cells has proven to be safe and effective in the laboratory.

His research promises a future of immunotherapy cancer cures without the devastating side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. He is now working to translate this breakthrough to children with cancer. “Mike’s research is tremendously exciting, with implications for virtually every type of pediatric cancer,” says James Hendricks, PhD, president of the research institute.

Support from the Ben Towne Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation was essential to bringing Jensen to Seattle, says Hendricks. This Seattle-based nonprofit public charity was established to support transformative cancer research. It is named for Children’s patient Ben Towne, who passed away at age 3½ after a two-year battle with neuroblastoma.

A Revolution Against Cancer

 

At Seattle Children’s Research Institute, medical miracles move from the laboratory to the hospital bedside, to relieve the suffering of children and their families. All thanks to generous donors like you. Support Dr. Michael Jensen’s research to eliminate childhood cancer. Consider making a donation to cancer research.

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