Center for Cancer and Immunology Research

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About the Center

In October 2017, the Center for Cancer and Immunology Research (CCIR) had a time of transition with the appointment of a new Center Director, Catherine M. Bollard, M.D., M.B.Ch.B., and extensive restructuring of the leadership and management infrastructure which consisted of the creation of an Executive Committee with eight members representing all the key components of research as well as center and business administration.

Since that time the Center has made major research advances preclinically and clinically with key advances in the understanding of key signaling pathways involved with brain tumor development, as well as major advances in translational research with several key first-in-human studies opened utilizing novel cell therapies for the treatment of cancer, as well as life threatening viral infections. 

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  • Mission

    Our mission is to drive groundbreaking basic and clinical research to benefit children with cancer, infection, blood and immune-related disorders.

  • Vision

    Our vision is that personalized cures for cancer, immune disorders and blood diseases are available for every child.

New Frontiers in Cancer Immunotherapy

The Center for Cancer and Immunology Research explores new methods of cancer immunotherapy by reprogramming a patient's own immune cells so they learn to recognize and destroy only cancer cells.

Principal Investigators

Highlights from the Center

  • Clinical Trials

    Our experts play an active role in innovative and prestigious clinical trials to advance the science of pediatric cancer care. We offer your child access to novel cancer clinical trials, some of which are only available at Children’s National.

  • Core Facilities

    Children's National Research Institute investigators have access to state-of-the-art centralized areas of technology and expertise. Learn more about our core facilities.