Targeted Therapies

To help children for whom traditional therapies are not successful, experts at Children's National are exploring promising new treatments through research and clinical trials.

These include:

  • Biologics: These medications are made from living things, such viruses and antibodies. We are one of few programs in the country evaluating the effectiveness of biologics for brain cancers, including plexiform neurofibromas.
  • Molecularly targeted drugs: These include medications designed to interfere with tumor cell reproduction at the molecular level. We are actively researching ways to increase the safety and effectiveness of these drugs.
  • Cellular therapy: This treatment customizes the body’s immune system to fight cancer and infection. We are one of few centers in the world offering a cellular therapy program for children. 

Learn more about the promising new treatments available through our Experimental Therapeutics Program.

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