The SCCA is a partnership between Fred Hutch, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children’s. The National Cancer Institute has designated our partnership a comprehensive cancer center. Fred Hutch is one of the largest stem cell transplant centers in the world.
More than 30 years ago, Fred Hutch pioneered stem cell transplants to treat blood disorders in children. Dr. E. Donnall Thomas led the team of scientists and received a Nobel Prize for his groundbreaking work.
For patients with high-risk leukemia, our cancer doctors pair up with the transplant team right from the start. Each patient gets a personalized treatment plan. It includes:
- How to get your child’s disease in remission
- The best kind of transplant for your child
- How to reduce the risk of cancer coming back after transplant
See statistics and outcomes for details on the number of stem cell transplants we do each year and survival rates for children who receive them.
To learn more about our Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program, visit the pediatric transplant section of the SCCA website.