We are developing treatments that use the immune system to eliminate cancer without chemotherapy or radiation. The Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research has launched promising new clinical trials that reprogram a child’s own immune cells to fight cancer with far less side effects.
Our Brain Tumor Program provides compassionate, comprehensive care for children, adolescents and young adults who have tumors in their brain or spinal cord. We are the largest pediatric brain tumor center in the Northwest and one of the busiest in the United States.
Survival rates at Seattle Children’s are higher than the national average for all forms of childhood cancer combined.
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Seattle Children’s offers hematopoietic cell transplant (bone marrow transplant) to young patients through our partnership with Fred Hutch. Each year, we perform transplants for approximately 50 children and teens.
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Promising preliminary results show the validity of immunotherapy's ability to cure cancer.
From redefining cancer treatment to revolutionizing autism research, our newest researchers are pursuing the next wave of pediatric breakthroughs.
10.19.16 – Smithsonian
Hunter Coffman was diagnosed with a brain tumor at Seattle Children’s when he was 2-years-old. While preparing for the... cont.
10.4.16 – The Washington Post
CAR T-cell therapy is one of the new immunotherapies that attempt to rally the body’s own defenses to fight malignancies.... cont.
9.28.16 – KING 5 News
An investigational drug called Tumor Paint BLZ-100, which is derived from scorpion protein, can make cancer cells glow when... cont.
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Each year, hundreds of kids like Carli receive the region’s most advanced pediatric cancer care from Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center team. Your support makes it possible.
Meet the patients and families dealing with childhood cancer and their care teams. Watch the video to see how our generous community and Seattle Children’s supports patients and their families in fighting childhood cancer.