The European Leukemianet: Achievements and perspectives

Rüdiger Hehlmann, David Grimwade, Bengt Simonsson, Jane Apperley, Michele Baccarani, Tiziano Barbui, Giovanni Barosi, Renato Bassan, Marie C. Béné, Ute Berger, Thomas Büchner, Alan Burnett, Nicolas C P Cross, Theo J M de Witte, Hartmut Döhner, Hervé Dombret, Hermann Einsele, Georg Engelich, Robin Foà, Christa FonatschNicola Gökbuget, Elaine Gluckman, Alois Gratwohl, Francois Guilhot, Claudia Haferlach, Thorsten Haferlach, Michael Hallek, Jörg Hasford, Andreas Hochhaus, Dieter Hoelzer, Jean Jaques Kiladjian, Boris Labar, Per Ljungman, Ulrich Mansmann, Dietger Niederwieser, Gert Ossenkoppele, José M. Ribera, Harald Rieder, Hubert Serve, Petra Schrotz-King, Miguel A. Sanz, Susanne Saußele

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-162
Number of pages7
JournalHaematologica
Volume96
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2011

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Keywords

  • Cooperative leukemia research
  • Cure of leukemia
  • European LeukemiaNet
  • Leukemia management guidelines
  • Transnational and interdisciplinary cooperation on leukemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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Hehlmann, R., Grimwade, D., Simonsson, B., Apperley, J., Baccarani, M., Barbui, T., Barosi, G., Bassan, R., Béné, M. C., Berger, U., Büchner, T., Burnett, A., Cross, N. C. P., de Witte, T. J. M., Döhner, H., Dombret, H., Einsele, H., Engelich, G., Foà, R., ... Saußele, S. (2011). The European Leukemianet: Achievements and perspectives. Haematologica, 96(1), 156-162. https://doi.org/10.3324/haematol.2010.032979