Seattle Children’s is an international leader in treatment and research focused on curing childhood cancer by boosting the immune system with immunotherapy. Experts in our Immunotherapy Program work to improve outcomes for young people and reduce side effects by harnessing the power of the immune system to recognize and destroy cancer.
Our Cancer and Blood Disorders Center offers state-of-the-art cancer therapies and investigational clinical trials often not available at other hospitals, including chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy, also known as CAR T-cell therapy.
CAR T-cell therapy is a promising new treatment for some childhood cancers. It works by educating the body’s own T cells, a type of white blood cell, to seek out and destroy cancer cells wherever they are hiding in the body.
Here are the 5 steps in the CAR T-cell process:
The prospect of a blood or marrow transplant can be frightening and feel overwhelming. We will help your entire family understand the transplant process and develop new skills to cope with your child’s illness.