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Paediatric haematology began to establish itself as a speciality in the UK just over 60 years ago. In that time, clinical trials involving all the specialist centres in the country, and based on scientific advances, have dramatically improved the outlook for children with a range of malignant and non-malignant disorders, but particularly acute leukaemia. As in many specialties, multidisciplinary teams have played a major role in delivering these advances. With these structures in place at a national level, perhaps, of all specialities, paediatric haematology is poised to benefit from the new developments in precision medicine, gene editing and immunotherapy.

Original publication




Journal article


Br J Haematol

Publication Date





593 - 603


Paediatric haematology, neonatal haematology