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.
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, ...