Dr. Kaeding is a pediatric oncologist at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.
I believe that the ideal care of children and young adults focuses on immediate cures as well as living a fulfilling and vibrant life after treatment.
Pediatric bone marrow transplantation, pediatric oncology
Acting Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology Oncology, University of Washington School of Medicine
- BS: Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI
- MD: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
- Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
- Fellowship: Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle Children's Hospital, UW Medicine and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Good health is an important gateway to living a happy and fulfilling life. It is very rewarding and a privilege that I am able to help children and young adults towards good health, and thus toward achieving their dreams, whatever those may be. Additionally, I enjoy the life-long learning that is necessary to be a good physician and researcher.
The diagnosis of cancer is usually an unexpected and frightening interruption in a person's life, especially for a child or young adult. I want to work to make cancer lose its power. I formulate an effective and safe treatment plan for a patient and research new ways to treat it in the laboratory.
I am working in the lab of Dr. Soheil Meshinchi to discover new treatments for childhood and young adult acute myeloid leukemia (AML), particularly immunotherapies.
I hope that we will continue to unravel the complex interplay between cancer and the immune system and better learn to harness and augment the body's innate ability to attack and destroy cancer cells.
Outside of caring for my patients, I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and daughter, including biking, running, and enjoying the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.