When chemotherapy couldn’t get Esmeralda Pineda’s leukemia under control, doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering turned to immunotherapy. The successful treatment wiped out all signs of her disease, and one year later, she’s still cancer free.
Around Emily’s second birthday, she began experiencing abdominal swelling, leg pain, and low-grade fevers. Less than a month later, she was diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a rare cancer of the sympathetic nervous system. At Memorial Sloan Kettering, Emily’s neuroblastoma team provided the latest treatment options, including a new experimental therapy.