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A Victory Bell Celebrates Healing

Monday, February 2, 2015

After undergoing several years of treatment, 9-year-old Rylie Richards on Jan. 26 enthusiastically rang a Victory Bell at Children’s National to celebrate her victory in battling leukemia. The bell was made possible by Rylie’s friends and family, and given to Children’s National so that other children can proudly ring it once they have completed their own cancer treatment.

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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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