Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow. Although a blood stem cell transplant from a healthy donor can help, sometimes relapse of the disease may occur. A clinical trial led by Nirali N. Shah, M.D., M.H.Sc., Lasker Clinical Research Scholar in the Pediatric Oncology Branch, is researching a stem cell therapy to reduce potential relapse for AML. The trial will take place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and there is no cost for participation.
Clinicaltrials.gov identifier: NCT04849910
NCI Protocol ID: NCI000731
Official Title: A First-In-Human, Open-Label, Multicenter Study of VOR33 in Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia Who Are at High-Risk for Leukemia Relapse Following Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
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