Teddy “T-Bear” Helps Fight Childhood Cancer

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Children undergoing a pioneering new treatment at the Seattle Children’s Research Institute have an extra ally in their corner, a little bear wearing a purple cloak and mask who goes by the name of “T-Bear.”

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The Therapeutic Cell Production Core (TCPC) are using the teddy bear alongside their new T-cell treatment for children who have relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The treatment involves retrieving T-cells from the young patients and then “re-engineering” the cells so that they can recognize the cancer cells. These T-cells are then returned to the patient where they seek out the cancer cells to destroy them. So far, this treatment has a 93 percent success rate for complete remission.

When the children undergo the treatment they are given a “T-Bear” to comfort them during the sessions and provide a personal touch that families really appreciate. Find out more about the great work of the TCPC in this medical xpress article.

Read how children with pediatric Hodgkin’s lymphoma may be at risk of relapse if they gain body fat.  

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