Wednesday, July 10, 2013

My Question Has a New Answer - HOPE is HERE

Six years ago, I asked a question: why are we poisoning children, rather than strengthening their immune systems?
Six years ago, the best answer to that question (when posed to an immunology expert) was, "We don't fully understand how the immune system works."
Today, the answer is quite, doctors here in Seattle are harnessing the immune system and using it to defeat cancer - relapsed cancer, a very tough kind.
Today, our friends at the
Ben Towne Center
for Childhood Cancer Research
at Seattle Children's Hospital
(which the Katie Gerstenberger Endowment supports) have made a thrilling announcement of progress. Please follow this link and find out more about it:


Karen said...

An absolute miracle. What WONDERFUL news. Thank you, Karen and Katie.

M said...

It's about time! Thank you researchers :) Thanks for posting this.

Elizabeth said...

Wow. Thank the good Lord, right?!!!

Karen Gerstenberger said...

Right, Elizabeth! It's my pleasure to share the good news, Karen & M. We are so grateful to Dr. Jensen, the Townes and all of the researchers (Dr. Gardner was one of Katie's attending Fellows), as well as our friends and family who have supported this work. It is a great beginning!

Kim Andersen said...

wow that is just so cool! and hopeful for the future of people fighting this terrible disease - that they can have a less invasive and toxic treatment right? wow - awesome!

Karen Gerstenberger said...

Yes, Kim, that's right - no harmful side effects or toxicity. It's a dream come true!

shauna said...

woot woot!

GrahamForeverInMyHeart said...

Amazing and wonderful news for so many people!!