Research Research and clinical trials for leukemia At City of Hope, leukemia clinicians and researchers collaborate extensively to develop and evaluate new therapies for better survival and quality-of-life outcomes. Our patients have access to a wide variety of clinical trials including new chemotherapy and targeted therapies, hormone therapies with fewer side effects, novel surgical techniques, innovative radiation approaches and new prevention strategies. These trials give current patients access to promising, leading-edge therapies and improve overall care for future patients worldwide. Some of our current research projects include:
People with leukemia who participate in such research may have the opportunity to be among the first to benefit from new treatments. Although clinical trials may pose some risks, researchers take careful steps to protect their patients.
An Introduction Doctors all over the country are conducting many types of leukemia research studies in which people take part voluntarily. This research has already led to advances, and scientists are continuing to search for new methods of treatment and supportive care for people with leukemia.
Current Areas of Leukemia Research Scientists conducting research on leukemia are testing: New anticancer drugs, doses, and treatment schedules Various drugs Combinations of drugs, biological therapy, radiation therapy, and stem cell transplantation.
Research on Chemotherapy With Stem Cell Transplant New types of treatment are being tested in leukemia research, including chemotherapy with stem cell transplant. This is a method of administering chemotherapy and replacing blood-forming cells destroyed by the leukemia treatment.
In this treatment, stem cells immature blood cells are removed from the blood or bone marrow of the patient or a donor and are frozen and stored. After the chemotherapy treatment is completed, the stored stem cells are thawed and given back to the patient through an infusion.
These reinfused stem cells grow into and restore the body's blood cells.Leukemia occurs most often in adults older than 55, but it is also the most common cancer in children younger than Explore the links on this page to learn more about the types of leukemia plus treatment, statistics, research, and clinical trials.
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Aug;24(4) doi: /srmvision.com Leukemia Research an international journal which brings comprehensive and current information to all health care professionals involved in basic and applied clinical research in hematological malignancies.
The editors encourage the submission of articles relevant to hematological malignancies. In addition to providing grants and other support to cancer researchers at institutions around the country, the National Cancer Institute employs scientists who conduct basic, clinical, and population-based research, including the study of rare cancers and the translation of laboratory findings to the clinic.
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I wanted to know more about the disease and what was happening to her. I researched the different types, risk factors, symptoms, treatment, and what kind of research is being done to help cure leukemia.
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