Customized Leukemia Treatment for Your Child
Your child’s care team will consider the type and subtype of leukemia, genetic testing results, risk of relapse, and your child’s age to customize a plan of treatment that meets their needs. We will explain the treatment to you so you’ll know what to expect.
If your child responds quickly to therapy, there is a lower risk of the cancer coming back. That means we can use less-intensive therapies that cause fewer side effects. If your child does not respond well to treatment early in the course of care, we may recommend more-intensive treatments that offer a better chance of killing the cancer cells. Our approach is to give every child the best chance of a cure.
Learn more about our approach to the treatment of leukemia in children and young adults.
- Pediatric Leukemia: Chemotherapy, Radiation, and Bone Marrow Transplants MSK Kids offers all of the treatments available for pediatric leukemia. Learn what you and your child can expect.
- Pediatric Leukemia: CAR T Cell Therapy for Children, Teens, and Young Adults Read about chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy, an innovative form of immunotherapy at MSK Kids for recurrent or persistent leukemia. It trains the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells.
- Pediatric Leukemia: Managing Side Effects Leukemia treatment can affect the body and spirit. The medical and psychosocial teams at MSK Kids work together to minimize these effects and support your child and family.
- Pediatric Leukemia: Clinical Trials MSK Kids offers studies evaluating investigational treatments for pediatric leukemia. You can search our database of clinical trials.