Seattle Children's Recruiting for Immunotherapy Trial
Dr. Rebecca Gardner and her team at Seattle Children’s Hospital are recruiting kids diagnosed with leukemia for a first-in-the-nation trial called PLAT-05. This comes on the heels of multiple success stories as they continue to perfect a treatment for pediatric leukemia. “There have definitely been successes. We have patients who we treated on PLAT-02 who we treated more than three years ago, and they continue to be in remission, and we can't yet say that they're cured but the presumption is if it's three years later there's a pretty good chance that that leukemia is never coming back,” said Gardner, a pediatric oncologist and the lead investigator for the PLAT-05 trial. PLAT-05 essentially takes PLAT-02 and PLAT-04 and puts them together. "T-cells recognize a specific protein called CD19 from PLAT-02 trial. PLAT-04 is targeting a different protein called CD22, and we think that ultimately our best outcomes is going to be to treat patients and target two proteins at the same time to try to outsmart the leukemia cells," said Gardner.
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