What does the future hold for hairy cell leukaemia?

Event Date:
28 September 2019
11:30 to 16:30

Register now for our Patient, carer, family and friends event on Saturday 28 September 2019

Find out more about the latest clinical research innovations in hairy cell leukaemia (HCL) and what this means for treatment and care. 

When: Saturday 28 September 2019

Time: 11:30 - 16:30

WhereThe Royal Marsden Education and Conference Centre, Stewart's Grove, Chelsea, SW3 6JJ

Join us at our open day to:

Lunch will be available before the event between 11:30 and 12:30 in addition to information displays from the Hairy Cell Leukemia Foundation and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity


11:30 Registration
Lunch and networking
Information stands from The Hairy Cell Leukemia Foundation, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, The Institute of Cancer Research, London and NIHR
12:30 Welcome and introduction
Dr Dima El-Sharkawi (Consultant Haematologist, The Royal Marsden)
12:45 Historical perspective of HCL
Prof Daniel Catovsky (Emeritus Professor of Haemato-oncology, the Institute of Cancer Research, London)
13:00 Basics of HCL: symptoms, diagnosis & treatment
Dr Dima El-Sharkawi
13:30 Patient experience
Mark Copeman
13:40 Latest developments in HCL
Dr Francesco Forconi (Associate Professor in Haematological Oncology, University of Southampton)
14:10 Break
14:40 Nutrition for patients with HCL
Ciara Tansey, (specialist dietician, The Royal Marsden)
15:00 Living with HCL: coping with the emotional impact
15:30 Q&A 
Panel - Dr El-Sharkawi, Dr Dearden, Dr Forconi, Ciara Tansey, Cancer Nurse Specialists, Patient representatives
16:00 Patient and public involvement session
Dr Markella Boudioni, (Patient and Public Involvement & Engagement Lead, The Royal Marsden), Dr Matt Cross, (Clinical Fellow, The Royal Marsden)
Including information on HCL patient data registry.
16:30 Closing remarks



To attend you must register and receive confirmation. Places are limited so please register early. For more information, and to register, please get in touch:

  • Telephone: Lisa on 0203 186 5408 or Suzan on 0203 186 5409

  • Email: [email protected]