Seattle Children’s: First In-Human T-Cell Clinical Trial to Extend Remission for Children With Leukemia

In a press release from 5/9, Seattle Children’s Hospital has announced results from a phase 1 pilot study showing “T-cell immunotherapy to be effective in getting 93 percent of patients with relapsed or refractory acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) into complete initial remission.”

This pilot, the Seattle Children’s Pediatric Leukemia Adoptive Therapy (PLAT-02) trial opens the door for a PLAT-03 trial, where patients will receive “booster” infusions of a second T-cell product, called T antigen-presenting cells (T-APCs). The hope of the next pilot is to help put patients in long-term remission. Read more at: Seattle Children’s Hospital Website.

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