Posts published in January 2015

Hockey Star Launches App to Connect and Encourage Kids

Friday, January 30, 2015

When Brendan Witt was a standout defenseman for the Washington Capitals from 1996 to 2006, he was a regular visitor to Children’s National. He also had a program called “Witter’s Hitters” that gave many patients the opportunity to attend hockey games and visit the locker room to meet the players and coaches.

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Q&A: The Promise of T-Cell Therapy

Thursday, January 22, 2015

In 2014, Children’s National treated its first patients using “T-cell therapy,” a revolutionary approach to destroying cancer cells using a patient’s own cells. Dr. Catherine Bollard, who oversees the Program for Cell Enhancement and Technologies for Immunotherapy (CETI) at Children’s National, explains what makes this treatment so different – and so promising for children with cancer and other diseases.

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