2018

The Future of Immunotherapy Treatment for Pediatric Cancers

The Future of Immunotherapy Treatment for Pediatric Cancers

Over the last several years, immunotherapy has emerged as a promising alternative to traditional forms of cancer treatment. Seattle Children's Hospital is at the forefront of these efforts, with several trials underway to better treat leukemia in children and young adults by boosting the immune system with T-cell immunotherapy. Researchers hope T-cell therapy will transform care for some childhood cancers, making treatment more effective, in less time and with milder side effects. Children's Hospitals Today caught up with Dr. Michael Jensen, director of the Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research at Seattle Children's, to gather his perspectives on the future of immunotherapy treatment for pediatric cancers.

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