Treatment of Children With Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML)
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: April 17, 2015 Last Revised: February 3, 2016
- Immediate Treatment for Childhood Leukemia
- Surgery for Childhood Leukemia
- Radiation Therapy 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 (ALL)
- Treatment of Children With Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
- Treatment of Children With Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia (APL)
- Treatment of Children With Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML)
- Treatment of Children With Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)