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Childhood Leukemia

Mel Greaves (right) with Don Pinkel (left) and Professor David Galton (centre) at a conference in Wilsede, Germany (1982).


Personal Journeys with Childhood Leukaemia edited by Mel Greaves (The Institute of Cancer Research, UK) ISBN: 978-981-279-039-2 - 2008 World Scientific Pub Co

"The death of any child is a tragedy; a promise of life stolen. A child suffering from and then dying of cancer seems hideously cruel. There was a time in Europe when the loss of an infant or childwas commonplace due to endemic infections or malnutrition. This still happens, disgracefully so, on a prodigious scale in less developed regions of the planet."

‘Typing the Leukaemic Cells’ by Susan Macfarlane.

"The narratives are illustrated with evocative paintings on childhood leukaemia by a remarkable artist, Susan Macfarlane. Sadly, Susan died in 2002 and we are grateful to her sons, Euan and Angus Mackay, for their permission to reproduce some of her extraordinary paintings here, all of which derive from the exhibition ‘Living with Leukaemia’, commissioned by Dr. Geoffrey Farrer-Brown.

WHITE BLOOD - Personal Journeys with Childhood Leukaemia © World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd.
The book is available here.
Introduction to childhood leukemia - Don Pinkel: here.
A scientists journey - Mel Greaves: here.

Mel Greaves: Genetic Architecture of Leukaemia

Section of Haemato-Oncology, The Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, United Kingdom

ACUTE LEUKEMIAS XIII, Biology and Treatment Strategies, Munich, 28 February 2011