Tag Archive: Pediatric Immunotherapy Discovery and Development Network

Jan 30 2019

Borrowing a Weapon From Leukemia’s Arsenal to Develop New Immunotherapy Approaches

More than six years after Emily Whitehead became the first child to receive chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy, doctors have had remarkable success in turning the immune systems of even more children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) into top-notch fighters against the disease. For some patients, however, these superhero T-cells still fail in their mission to find and fight their cancer targets.

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Jan 9 2019

New Cancer Moonshot Grant Catalyzes Research for Immunotherapy in Childhood Cancer

Creating the opportunity for every child with cancer to enjoy a healthy life beyond their cancer experience is the dream for pediatric oncology researchers. New grants awarded by the National Cancer Institute Moonshot Initiative through a multi-institutional, collaborative group — the  Pediatric Immunotherapy Discovery and Development Network (PI-DDN) —  aim to bring this dream closer to reality by fundamentally changing our understanding of how to harness the power of the immune system to treat childhood cancers.

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