2018

Seattle Children’s Hospital Launches High-Risk Leukemia Program

Seattle Children’s Hospital Launches High-Risk Leukemia Program

Seattle Children’s Hospital launched a first-of-its-kind high-risk leukemia program, with the goal of redefining care for children with leukemia who did not respond to or relapsed after treatment. Program participants will be cared for by a multidisciplinary team of physicians who will use state-of-the-art diagnostic tests to match children with the latest treatments in clinical trials. HemOnc Today spoke with Dr. Todd Cooper, director of the pediatric leukemia/lymphoma program and Evans family endowed chair in pediatric cancer at Seattle Children’s Hospital, about the program, who it will serve and the types of treatments it will offer.

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