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Rebecca A. Gardner, MD

Rebecca A. Gardner, MD


On staff since July 2009

Academic Title: Acting Assistant Professor

Research Center: Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

"I was drawn to the field of pediatric oncology because of the kids. It is an honor to be involved with patients and their families as we work toward curing their cancer."

Making a Difference

  • Spearheading New Cancer Therapy

    Seattle Children’s takes a step toward revolutionizing the way cancer is treated with the hospital’s first reprogrammed T cell immunotherapy trial for relapsed leukemia. ... cont.


Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Medical/Professional School
University of Maryland School of Medicine - Deans Office, Baltimore
Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City
Hematology, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle


Substitution with doxorubicin for daunorubicin during induction for high risk pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia results in increased toxicity.
Pediatric blood & cancer , 2012 Sep 26
Generation of CD19-chimeric antigen receptor modified CD8+ T cells derived from virus-specific central memory T cells.
Blood , 2012 Jan 5: 119(1)72-82
Disruption of Glucocorticoid Regulation in Therapeutic Human T Cells with Zinc Finger Nucleases
Molecular Thearpy , 2010: 18(S1)s240
Signals in hepatitis A virus P3 region proteins recognized by the ubiquitin-mediated proteolytic system.
Virology , 2003 May 10: 309(2)306-19
Fine tuning of TCR signaling by CD5.
Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950) , 2001 May 1: 166(9)5464-72
Specific requirement for CD3epsilon in T cell development.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America , 1998 Dec 8: 95(25)14909-14

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
Autologous T cells Modified to Target CD19+ Pediatric ALLRally FoundationMay 2012 - May 2013
A phase 1 trial of autologous T cells genetically modified to express a CD19 specific chimeric antigen receptor to treat pediatric relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemiaSCRI-CCTR Clinical Research Scholar ProgramMay 2012 - May 2014
Engineering a Graft Versus Leukemia Effect into Cord Blood TransplantAlex's Lemonade StandJuly 2011 - Sept. 2013

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MB.8.501 - Hematology-Oncology
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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