A link to a list of current clinical trials is included for each treatment section. For some types or stages of cancer, there may not be any trials listed. Check with your child's doctor for clinical trials that are not listed here but may be right for your child.
Newly Diagnosed Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (Standard Risk)
Treatment of standard-risk childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) during the induction, consolidation /intensification, and maintenance phases may include...
Radiation therapy followed by surgery to remove the lymph nodes.
Surgery to remove the lymph nodes, with or without radiation therapy.
A clinical trial of new types of treatment.
See the PDQ summary on Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult Primary Treatment for more information.
Poorly Differentiated Carcinomas
Cancer cells that are poorly differentiated look very different from normal cells. The type of cell they came from is not known. Treatment of poorly differentiated carcinoma of unknown primary, including tumors in the neuroendocrine system (the part of the brain that controls hormone -producing glands throughout the body) may include the following: