Seattle Children's Innovating Immunotherapy to Help Treatment Last Longer
Doctors at the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research take T-cells from a patient and modify them to target cancer cells. Dr. Colleen Annesley, an oncologist at Seattle Children’s and lead investigator of the latest immunotherapy trial called PLAT-03, said the first study, PLAT-02, had a 93 percent success rate, but about half of those children experienced a recurrence of their cancer. With this new trial, they hope to improve those odds.
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