Conquer Cancer Foundation-Funded Childhood Cancer Researcher Featured in The Washington Post Article

Dr. Rebecca Gardner with past CCF Chair Dr. Charles Penley

Dr. Rebecca Gardner with past CCF Chair Dr. Charles Penley at the 2013 Conquer Cancer Foundation Grants & Awards Ceremony

October 12, 2016

In a front page article on Oct 4, 2016, The Washington Post featured the work of an early stage clinical trial led by Dr. Rebecca Gardner, a pediatric oncologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. In 2013, Dr. Gardner received a CCF Career Development Award (CDA)

The Post highlights the impact of recent research breakthroughs in childhood cancer treatment—research that has been possible, in part, by donor support to the Conquer Cancer Foundation. Dr. Gardner used funds from her CDA to conduct a study that would explore new treatment options for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). The CAR T-cell therapy researched during her trial has benefited many with the disease. According to the article, the research is now being furthered at the National Institutes of Health. Read the full article in The Washington Post.


The Conquer Cancer Foundation profiled Dr. Gardner and her work several years ago. Read the full profile now.