Amyloidosis: Latest Research

Approved by the Cancer.Net Editorial Board, 09/2021

ON THIS PAGE: You will read about the scientific research being done to learn more about this condition and how to treat it. Use the menu to see other pages.

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 amyloidosis. 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.

  • Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation. Based on research in some medical centers, peripheral blood stem cell transplantation may be offered to patients more often for amyloidosis. See the Types of Treatment section for more information.

  • Palliative care/supportive care. Clinical trials are underway to find better ways of reducing symptoms and side effects of current amyloidosis treatments to improve  comfort and quality of life for patients.

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The next section in this guide is Coping with Treatment. It offers some guidance in how to cope with the physical, emotional, social, and financial changes that amyloidosis and its treatment can bring. Use the menu to choose a different section to read in this guide.