Seattle's Health Leaders Ready for 'Cancer Moonshot'
Leaders of the country’s premier cancer research and therapeutic institutes met with Vice President Joe Biden to kick off the "Cancer Moonshot Initiative." The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, as well as Seattle's Children's, are hard at work developing curative therapies. Dr. Jeff Sperring, chief executive officer of Seattle Children’s who attended the Cancer Moonshot Summit in D.C., said, "We’ve had a couple of ground breaking results in the last weeks as the latest results of our immunotherapy program were just announced. These are kids that have failed all the traditional therapies such as chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants. With our immunotherapy program, we are programming a child’s own immune system to fight off cancer just like they would fight off a bacteria or virus."
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Seattle Children’s mission is to provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Together, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Research Institute and Foundation deliver superior patient care, identify new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and raise funds to create better futures for patients.
Ranked as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Seattle Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho – the largest region of any children’s hospital in the country. As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children’s Research Institute is internationally recognized for its work in neurosciences, immunology, cancer, infectious disease, injury prevention and much more. Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation works with the Seattle Children’s Guild Association, the largest all-volunteer fundraising network for any hospital in the country, to gather community support and raise funds for uncompensated care and research.
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