The European LeukemiaNet: achievements and perspectives
2011 (English)In: Haematologica, ISSN 0390-6078, E-ISSN 1592-8721, Vol. 96, no 1, 156-162 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The only way to cure leukemia is by cooperative research. To optimize research, the European Leukemia Net 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 Leukemia Net has steadily expanded and has unified leukemia research across Europe. The European Leukemia Net 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 Leukemia Net 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 Leukemia Net-Foundation) will take over when the support of the European Commission ends.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 96, no 1, 156-162 p.
Cooperative leukemia research, European LeukemiaNet, transnational and interdisciplinary cooperation on leukemia, cure of leukemia, leukemia management guidelines
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-148620DOI: 10.3324/haematol.2010.032979ISI: 000286902400024PubMedID: 21048032OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-148620DiVA: diva2:402447