Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research

The Ben Towne Center’s mission is to translate scientific discoveries into innovative therapies that cure childhood cancer with minimal side effects and improve survivors’ quality of life.

Our Vision

We are spearheading treatments that use the immune system to eliminate cancer, without chemotherapy or radiation. Our goal is to render today’s therapies obsolete until treating childhood cancer is no different than treating an everyday virus.

Accelerating Progress Toward Cures

Participate in Research

Our researchers have started the first round of clinical trials exploring a potential cure.

Help us answer questions about childhood health and illness, and help other children in the future. Learn more.


Developing groundbreaking cancer treatments takes more than just the right ideas. It also takes the right people.

Please visit Seattle Children’s careers page to learn about current openings.

For information about potential opportunities in the Ben Towne Center, email us.

Latest News

Families Find Hope in Success of Cancer Immunotherapy 12.9.14 – Seattle Children’s Press Release Researchers at Seattle Children’s are sharing their success thus far in treating leukemia using immunotherapy. While scientists are excited about progress of these clinical trials, no one is more grateful for this research than the families of the patients who have benefitted from it. Read the blog post to hear one family’s story.

So much better, but still not enough – How we continue to improve cancer treatments 9.15.14 – Seattle Children’s Connection Magazine Clinical research has improved the outlook for most kids with cancer. Here’s why the future promises to be even better.

From hopeless to cancer-free: Young man saved with immunotherapy 2.18.14 – Seattle Children’s On the Pulse Five months ago, 20-year-old Milton Wright was given a death sentence. Today, he is expected to live a long, healthy life. This is the incredible story of how two determined researchers and the parents of a young boy came together to save him.