Once a child has a confirmed leukemia diagnosis, we immediately look to see if there are any available clinical trials they can enroll in. This process involves advanced testing that analyzes the cancer’s genetics. Due to our large number of leukemia clinical trials, we have available trials for most newly diagnosed patients.
Types of leukemia clinical trials your child may benefit from include:
- Treatment clinical trials. Treatment trials aim to improve treatments by testing current gold standards against new therapies. Researchers are looking to see if they improve the cure rate or reduce side effects.
- Supportive care clinical trials. Many children may experience side effects from leukemia treatment, including nausea and vomiting, infection and fertility issues. These trials test supportive medicines that may prevent, reduce the risk of or treat these issues more effectively.
If your child is eligible for a clinical trial, we explain the benefits and risks, and why we recommend it. Whether you enroll your child in the clinical trial is up to you. Review our frequently asked questions to see if a clinical trial is right for your child.
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