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JMML is fairly rare, so it has been hard to study, and there is no single best chemotherapy treatment for this leukemia. A stem cell transplant is the treatment of choice when possible, as it offers the best chance to cure JMML. About half of the children with JMML who get a stem cell transplant are still free of leukemia after several years. Sometimes, even if the leukemia recurs, a second stem cell transplant can be helpful.

Because JMML is hard to treat with current chemo drugs, taking part in a clinical trial looking at newer drugs may be a good option for children who can’t get a stem cell transplant.


Last Medical Review: 04/17/2015
Last Revised: 02/03/2016