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Leukemia: Treatment

Information Summaries from PDQ

  • Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
  • Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
  • Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of adult acute myeloid leukemia.
  • Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia/Other Myeloid Malignancies Treatment (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of childhood acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndromes, and other myeloproliferative disorders.
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of chronic myelogenous leukemia.
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia Treatment (PDQ®)
    [ patient ] [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of hairy cell leukemia.

Drug Information

  • Drugs Approved for Leukemia

    This page lists cancer drugs approved by the FDA for use in leukemia. The drug names link to NCI's Cancer Drug Information summaries. The list includes generic names, brand names, and common drug combinations, which are shown in capital letters.

Clinical Trials

  • Clinical Trials to Treat Adult Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    Check for adult acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.

  • Clinical Trials to Treat Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

    Check for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia treatment trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.

  • Clinical Trials to Treat Adult Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    Check for adult acute myeloid leukemia treatment trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.

  • Clinical Trials to Treat Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia

    Check for childhood acute myeloid leukemia treatment trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.

  • Clinical Trials to Treat Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

    Check for chronic lymphocytic leukemia treatment trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.

  • Clinical Trials to Treat Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia

    Check for chronic myelogenous leukemia treatment trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.

  • Clinical Trials to Treat Hairy Cell Leukemia

    Check for hairy cell leukemia treatment trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials now accepting patients. The list of clinical trials can be refined by location, stage of disease, drug, and other features.

Research Findings

Related Treatment Information

  • Bone Marrow Transplantation and Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

    A fact sheet that explains the step-by-step procedures of two types of transplantations used with high-dose chemotherapy, including their risks and benefits.

  • Childhood Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation (PDQ®)
    [ health professional ]
    Expert-reviewed information summary about the use of hematopoietic cell transplantation in treating childhood cancer.
  • CAR T-Cell Therapy: Engineering Patients’ Immune Cells to Treat Their Cancers

    An article about an immunotherapy approach that involves engineering patients’ own immune cells to recognize and attack their tumors. Several small ongoing phase I trials testing ACT in patients with advanced acute lymphoblastic leukemia are described.

  • Targeted Cancer Therapies

    A fact sheet that describes targeted cancer therapies, which are drugs that interfere with specific molecules involved in cancer cell growth and survival.

  • Biological Therapies for Cancer

    A fact sheet that provides an overview of how the immune system functions and describes the actions of biological therapies, such as monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, therapeutic vaccines, the bacterium bacillus Calmet-Guérin, cancer-killing viruses, gene therapy, and adoptive T-cell transfer.