Amyloidosis: Latest Research

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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 may be offered to patients more often for amyloidosis. See the Treatment Options section for more information.
  • Palliative care. Clinical trials are underway to find better ways of reducing symptoms and side effects of current amyloidosis treatments to improve patients’ comfort and quality of life.

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The next section in this guide is Coping with Side Effects, and it offers some guidance in how to cope with the physical, emotional, and social changes that amyloidosis and its treatment can bring. Or, use the menu on the side of your screen to choose another section to continue reading this guide.