- How is childhood leukemia treated?
- Immediate treatment of childhood leukemia
- Surgery for childhood leukemia
- Radiation treatment for childhood leukemia
- Chemotherapy for childhood leukemia
- Targeted therapy for childhood leukemia
- High-dose chemotherapy and stem cell transplant for childhood leukemia
- Treatment of children with acute lymphocytic leukemia
- Treatment of children with acute myeloid leukemia
- Treatment of children with acute promyelocytic leukemia
- Treatment of children with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia
- Treatment of children with chronic myelogenous leukemia
- More information on treating childhood leukemia
- Clinical trials for childhood leukemia
- Complementary and alternative therapies for childhood leukemia
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