Amyloidosis: Latest Research

This section has been reviewed and approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 07/2013

ON THIS PAGE: You will read about the scientific research being done now to learn more about this condition and how to treat it. To see other pages, use the menu on the side of your screen.

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 are being studied to treat amyloidosis.

Stem cell transplantation. Based on research in some medical centers, stem cell transplantation (see the Treatment Options section) may be offered to patients more often 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.

To find clinical trials specific to your diagnosis, talk with your doctor or search online clinical trial databases now. Please note this link will take you outside this guide.

The next section addresses how to cope with the symptoms of the disease or the side effects of its treatment. Use the menu on the side of your screen to select Coping with Side Effects, or you can select another section, to continue reading this guide.