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The European LeukemiaNet: achievements and perspectives

Hehlmann, Rüdiger, Grimwade, David, Simonsson, Bengt, Apperley, Jane, Baccarani, Michele, Barbui, Tiziano, Barosi, Giovanni, Bassan, Renato, Bene, Marie C., Berger, Ute, Buchner, Thomas, Burnett, Alan Kenneth, Cross, Nicolas C. P., de Witte, Theo J. M., Dohner, Hartmut, Dombret, Hervé, Einsele, Hermann, Engelich, Georg, Foa, Robin, Fonatsch, Christa, Gokbuget, Nicola, Gluckman, Elaine, Gratwohl, Alois, Guilhot, Francois, Haferlach, Claudia, Haferlach, Thorsten, Hallek, Michael, Hasford, Jörg, Hochhaus, Andreas, Hoelzer, Dieter, Kiladjian, Jean-Jaques, Labar, Boris, Ljungman, Per, Mansmann, Ulrich, Niederwieser, Dietgar, Ossenkoppele, Gert, Ribera, José M., Rieder, Harald, Serve, Hubert, Schrotz-King, Petra, Sanz, Miguel A. and Saussele, Susanne 2011. The European LeukemiaNet: achievements and perspectives. Haematologica 96 (1) , pp. 156-162. 10.3324/haematol.2010.032979

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Abstract

The only way to cure leukemia is by cooperative research. To optimize research, the European LeukemiaNet integrates 105 national leukemia trial groups and networks, 105 interdisciplinary partner groups and about 1,000 leukemia specialists from 175 institutions. They care for tens of thousands of leukemia patients in 33 countries across Europe. Their ultimate goal is to cure leukemia. Since its inception in 2002, the European LeukemiaNet has steadily expanded and has unified leukemia research across Europe. The European LeukemiaNet grew from two major roots: 1) the German Competence Network on Acute and Chronic Leukemias; and 2) the collaboration of European Investigators on Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. The European LeukemiaNet has improved leukemia research and management across Europe. Its concept has led to funding by the European Commission as a network of excellence. Other sources (European Science Foundation; European LeukemiaNet-Foundation) will take over when the support of the European Commission ends.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Uncontrolled Keywords: cooperative leukemia research, European LeukemiaNet, transnational and interdisciplinary cooperation on leukemia, cure of leukemia, leukemia management guidelines
Publisher: Ferrata Storti Foundation
ISSN: 0390-6078
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2017 03:29
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/29478

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