Acute myelomonocytic leukemia
Your QuestionWhat is acute myelomonocytic leukemia and how is it best treated? Is there any research or new treatment currently in trials that is available to treat this disease? My father has just been diagnosed with this condition.
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The U.S. National Institutes of Health, through the National Library of Medicine, developed ClinicalTrials.gov to provide patients, family members, and members of the public with current information on clinical research studies. Currently, 120 clinical trials are identified as enrolling individuals with acute myelomonocytic leukemia. To find these trials, click on the following link: open studies for acute myelomonocytic leukemia. After you click on a study, review its "eligibility" criteria to determine its appropriateness. Use the study’s contact information to learn more. Check this site often for regular updates.
You can also contact the Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison (PRPL) Office at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). We recommend calling 1-800-411-1222 to speak with a specialist, who can help you determine if you are eligible for any clinical trials.
Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office
NIH Clinical Center
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2655
Web site: http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/
If you are interested in enrolling in a clinical trial, you can find helpful general information on clinical trials at the ClinicalTrials.gov Web page. Resources on many charitable or special-fare flights to research and treatment sites and low-cost hospitality accommodations for outpatients and family members, as well as ambulance services, are listed on the Web site of the Office of Rare Diseases Research (ORDR), part of the National Institutes of Health.
- American Cancer Society. Detailed Guide. Leukemia - Acute Myeloid (Myelogenous). January 2013; http://www.cancer.org/cancer/leukemia-acutemyeloidaml/detailedguide/index. Accessed 2/12/2013.
- National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Acute Myeloid Leukemia. NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology. 2013; http://www.nccn.org/professionals/physician_gls/pdf/aml.pdf.