Childhood Leukemia Overview

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Treating Leukemia in Children TOPICS

Treatment of children with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia

Juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) is fairly rare. A stem cell transplant offers the best chance to cure JMML and is the treatment of choice when possible. 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 cannot get a stem cell transplant.


Last Medical Review: 11/11/2013
Last Revised: 02/03/2014