Co-Geek of the Year

Gardner 2013-1Rebecca Gardner, MD, a pediatric oncologist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and cancer researcher at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, was named GeekWire’s Geek of the Year along with Oren Etzioni, a University of Washington computer scientist and serial entrepreneur.

Gardner is leading a clinical trial in cellular immunotherapy for young adults 18-26 with relapsed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) reprogramming T cells from the patient’s own blood cells to find and destroy cancer cells, and infusing the blood back into their body.

 Dr. Gardner had previously been named GeekWire’s Geek of the Week.

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