Cancer-Stricken Girl in Remission After Family Raises $180K for Experimental Treatment

Cancer-Stricken Girl in Remission After Family Raises $180K for Experimental Treatment

Erin Cross, 6, was released from Seattle Children's Hospital after undergoing an experimental treatment designed to utilize her immune system to fight cancer. The girl was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at age 2, and while initial treatment put Erin in remission, she eventually relapsed. That’s when Erin's mother, Sarah Cross, said the family started to look at other options and became more interested in the technology where doctors re-engineer a patient's own t-cells to fight cancer, part of a growing treatment field called immunotherapy. After undergoing the treatment, Erin has had no signs of leukemia in her cells. Dr. Rebecca Gardner from Seattle Children’s is quoted in the article.

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