Pediatric Immunotherapy

Pediatric Immunotherapy

The pediatric cancer experts at UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s are on the leading edge of research and development of immunotherapy treatments, which use the body’s own immune system to fight cancer and other conditions in babies, children, adolescents and young adults.

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To make an appointment with one of our pediatric cancer experts, call 216-844-3345.

Uses of Immunotherapy

Scientists have found ways to use a child's immune system to help treat or prevent many health problems. Immunotherapy may be used to:

Conditions & Treatments

Immunotherapy shows promise in treating certain types of childhood cancers without the damaging, long-term side effects that can accompany more traditional treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy. Learn about the different types of immunotherapy and the cancers it is used to treat.

Innovative Care with Immunotherapy

The Center for Pediatric Immunotherapy at the Angie Fowler Adolescent & Young Adult Cancer Institute was established to leverage the power of immunotherapy, which is showing great promise in treating childhood cancers and reducing side effects. We are also researching ways to apply it to non-cancer conditions that are responsive to this type of therapy, including inflammatory and auto-immune diseases.

We are taking breakthrough research discoveries and speeding up development to bring new, life-extending treatments to our patients – quickly and efficiently.

Our Mission

  • Expand access to promising immunotherapies for pediatric patients by establishing UH Rainbow immunotherapy research, innovation and clinical trials
  • Demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of novel immunotherapies for pediatric cancer and blood disorders for a new standard of care with reduced side effects and better outcomes
  • Leverage new knowledge about immunotherapies to expand treatments to other areas of pediatric disease, including allergy/immunology, neurology, autoimmune diseases and gastroenterology

CAR-T Cell, Natural Killer Cell & Other Leading-Edge Therapies, Delivered Quickly

The center’s laboratory, which generates CAR-T, NK cell and other cell-based and molecular-based therapies, is situated on-site in the Wolstein Research Building in the heart of Cleveland’s University Circle. The convenient location of the laboratory provides patients with access to the latest therapies and discoveries more quickly, when every minute counts.

To put this in perspective, UH Rainbow cell therapies can be manufactured and delivered in as few as eight days, compared to other commercially available cell-based therapies, which average 12 – 30 days from lab to bedside. And, with the on-site lab advantage, UH Rainbow physicians can also provide treatment to more patients than would otherwise be possible.

Immunotherapy Research

The physician-scientists at the UH Rainbow are at the forefront of research efforts to find, test and develop immunotherapy agents, which have unlimited potential and could, quite possibly, become the anti-cancer treatment of the future.

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