At Seattle Children’s, Another Piece of Ambitious CAR-T Plan in Place

At Seattle Children’s, Another Piece of Ambitious CAR-T Plan in Place

The researchers and doctors at Seattle Children’s are embarking upon a complicated quest, involving multiple clinical studies of cutting-edge CAR-T cell therapies, to help kids and young adults with an aggressive form of leukemia. Seattle Children’s study, which could treat as many as 33 kids and young adults, is the first in the U.S. and part of a multi-trial scheme to explore several methods of fighting back against pediatric leukemia that anti-CD19 CAR-T alone couldn’t vanquish. “We’re thrilled that PLAT-02 has gotten so many patients into remission,” says Seattle Children’s Dr. Rebecca Gardner, who is the lead investigator for PLAT-05. “We want them to get into remission and stay in remission.”

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Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.

Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation’s top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research. Join Seattle Children’s bold initiative – It Starts With Yes: The Campaign for Seattle Children’s – to transform children’s health for generations to come.

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