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When a Child’s Cancer Resists Treatment: The Potential of Immunotherapy

This encouraging presentation from pediatric hematologist-oncologist Michelle Hermiston, MD, PhD, director of UCSF’s pediatric immunotherapy program, focuses on relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer. Illuminating the physiology of harnessing the immune system to target cancer, she explains the benefits, risks and strategic use of CAR-T cell therapy, which has greatly improved the prognosis for kids in this population.


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October 27, 2021

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UCSF MedConnection

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Michelle Hermiston, PhD

Michelle Hermiston, PhD

Pediatric hematologist-oncologist
Bone marrow transplant specialist
Director, Pediatric Immunotherapy Program
Runner and camper

Dr. Michelle L. Hermiston is a specialist in caring for children with blood diseases, including cancers of the blood. In research, she has a special interest in defining the underlying mechanisms in the development of lymphoid malignancies, ...

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