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Doctors are working to learn more about amyloidosis, ways to prevent it, how to best treat it, and how to provide the best care to people diagnosed with this disease. The following areas of research may include new options for patients through clinical trials. Always talk with your doctor about the diagnostic and treatment options best for you.
Combination chemotherapy/other medication. New combinations of steroids and chemotherapy drugs are being explored.
Expanded use of stem cell transplantation. Stem cell transplantation (see Treatment), which is being studied in clinical trials in some medical centers, may soon be offered with greater availability for amyloidosis.
Supportive care. Clinical trials are underway to find better ways of reducing symptoms and side effects of current amyloidosis treatments, in order to improve patients' comfort and quality of life.
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To find clinical trials specific to your diagnosis, talk with your doctor or search online clinical trial databases now.