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Haemato-oncology clinical trials

Clinical trials are an important part of improving treatment for patients.

Acute leukaemias

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) trials

  • IDH1 inhibitor study for adults with AML with IDH1 mutation, either relapsed or refractory to conventional treatment or for those unsuitable for conventional treatment at presentation.
  • Trial of MDM2 antagonist in combination with low intensity chemotherapy for relapsed/refractory AML with wild type TP53 in adults
  • AML19 for untreated patients aged 18-60 years with AML. Looking at the combination of gemtuzumab ozogamicin and midostaurin in combination with standard chemotherapy
  • AML18 for untreated patients aged over 60 years with AML. Looking at one vs two doses of gemtuzumab ozogamicin with standard chemotherapy

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) trials

  • UKALL2011 trial for young adults aged 18-24 years with untreated ALL, looking at different doses of steroids and high dose methotrexate
  • MEK inhibitor trial for relapsed/refractory acute lymphoblastic leukaemia with RAS-pathway mutations in adults.
  • Daratumumab plus chemotherapy for first relapsed/refractory T acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in young adults (<30 years)

Chronic lymphoid leukaemias

  • Randomised clinical trial comparing R-FC to R-Ibrutinib in treatment naïve CLL patients with intact TP53
  • Randomised clinical trial comparing Ibrutinib to Acalabrutinib in patients with previously treated CLL with ATM or TP53 loss


  • A dose-finding study of single agent idelalisib in the treatment of double-refractory follicular lymphoma
  • A clinical trial of ibrutinib, lenalidomide and rituximab in patients with relapsed/refractory DL

Myelodysplastic syndromes and other myeloid disorders

For patients with low blood counts of uncertain cause we have a gene sequencing study to test whether any genes are mutated.


Academic and commercial trials are run through the Haemato-oncology Unit. Trials that are currently recruiting are listed below under each disease category.

Please email us for more information about our haemato-oncology clinical trials.