Leukaemia is a cancer
originating in the bone marrow that leads to the formation of high levels of
abnormal white blood cells. There are both chronic and acute types of
leukaemia, with trials available for both indications. (Chronic lymphocytic
leukaemia is cared for by the lymphoma team).
Dr Amit Patel and Dr Rak Salim
are the consultants caring for patients with this type of blood cancer, as well
as looking after those patients for whom a bone marrow transplant is a treatment
Katy Knight is the Clinical
Research Nurse Specialist (CRNS) looking after patients with chronic myeloid
leukaemia. Sarah Watmough and Elizabeth Dale are the CRNS’s looking after
patient with acute myeloid or acute lymphoblastic leukaemias. Stephanie
Charnley is the CRNS looking after patients eligible for stem cell and bone
marrow transplant trials.