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Female patient named Ellia

Treating Leukemia

If your child, teen or young adult has leukemia, Seattle Children’s team has the medical and research expertise to help them not only survive, but thrive — from diagnosis through treatment and long-term survivorship.

Our team leaves no stone unturned to find the best possible treatment options specific to your child. Read on to learn why U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Seattle Children’s as one of the top pediatric cancer programs in the nation.

93.5% 5-year survival rate for patients with ALL treated at Seattle Children’s; significantly higher than the national average
55 Average # of new patients with leukemia we treat each year, making us a high-volume center for this condition
29 # of active clinical trials for pediatric leukemia at Seattle Children’s, including 3 CAR T-cell immunotherapy trials

Seattle Children’s team of more than a dozen leukemia specialists are internationally recognized for improving care and cure rates for childhood leukemia. Our doctors lead research groups such as the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), the largest pediatric oncology consortium in the world.

Ellia and her father at home

“We chose Seattle Children’s simply because it’s the best. Seattle Children’s not only provided first class care of our child, the compassion they showed gave us strength when we needed it most. We never once doubted that it was the right place to be and are eternally grateful that Ellia received her care here.”

— Nathan Yee, father of Ellia, who was diagnosed with ALL at age 3 and is now thriving

Family with three children pose seated together

“When we talked to Dr. [Todd] Cooper, it was very clear to us that Seattle Children’s is on the forefront of cutting-edge research and treatments for pediatric high-risk leukemia. Our son’s cancer was in remission, but we understood that it was very likely to recur. We wanted to be in Seattle, ready to get whatever the best care for Henry would be when that time came.” 

— Robin Lawrence, who moved her family from California to Seattle for son Henry’s care

The team at Seattle Children’s works relentlessly to improve survival and quality of life for children with leukemia. Our Cancer and Blood Disorders Center consistently has significantly higher 5-year survival rates than the national average for acute lymphoblastic leukemia and acute myeloid leukemia.

Ellia, her mother, and Dr. Todd Cooper

“We’re optimizing care for children with leukemia through a multidisciplinary approach that incorporates internationally-recognized physicians, next generation diagnostic testing and cutting-edge clinical research. We use this model of care to improve outcomes and the family experience.”

— Dr. Todd Cooper, Ellia’s doctor and co-interim division chief, Hematology-Oncology

Greta holding First Day of 1st Grade sign

Seattle Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center provides seamless, coordinated care specific to your child’s unique needs. Our High-Risk Leukemia Program brings together a team of top experts in all disciplines including immunotherapy and bone marrow transplantation, if your child needs those advanced treatment options.


CAR T-cell immunotherapy put Greta’s high-risk leukemia in remission.

Many children and families travel to Seattle Children's for leukemia treatment and follow-up care.
We help you coordinate transportation and housing so you can stay focused on your child.
We have lots of experience helping families make the transition back home safely.

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U.S. News and World Report Best Children's Hospitals Badge, Cancer, 2022-2023

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