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Images from the 2014 JMML International Symposium in San Francisco, CA, December 2014 and the 7th International Symposium on JMML, Myelodysplastic Syndromes and Bone Marrow Failure in Aarhus, Denmark, October 2015


Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia (JMML) is a rare form of leukemia which affects young children, generally under the age of five.

The JMML Foundation exists to find a cure for JMML, and to improve the quality of life of JMML patients and families through research, education, advocacy, and charity.

The JMML Foundation's last day of business was June 30th, 2019.  As of July 1st, 2019, we are no longer accepting donations.  We are currently in the process of dissolving as a corporation.

In accordance with Federal and State laws and regulations, the Foundation will transfer our remaining assets to another 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a similar mission.  We are working to finalize an agreement with another organization that is interested in continuing to host annual JMML research conferences and sharing information with JMML families.  More information will follow as details are finalized.  

Thank you to all donors, volunteers, officers, and board members, for your very generous support to all children and families affected by JMML, since our incorporation in November, 2004.

New Clinical Trial for JMML

Posted January 5, 2018

A trial sponsored by the Children’s Oncology Group is now open at various children’s hospitals across the United States. This trial called ADVL1521 is specifically designed for children with juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML) who have not responded to regular treatments (either intravenous chemotherapy or stem cell transplantation). ADVL1521 will be using an oral medication called trametinib that will be given once daily and has been shown to be effective in other Ras driven cancers. If you know a child who could benefit from learning about this trial, please feel free to reach out to your local pediatric oncologist or to Dr. Elliot Stieglitz at the University of California San Francisco who is overseeing this clinical trial.  

Contact information and more details about the clinical trial can be found on ClinicalTrials.gov: https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT03190915.

The JMML Research Roadmap was revised during the 2015 JMML International Symposium.  Three questions have been answered, and others have come to light since our last update.

Click here to see the progress made towards a cure since 2011.

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