Welcome to the Haematological Malignancy Research Network (HMRN).
On these pages you will find information about haematological cancers and related blood disorders.
HMRN is a comprehensive population-based register that effectively links diagnostics and
prognostics with data on outcome and treatment, providing a unique opportunity to gain
insight into aspects of haematological cancer that cannot be studied elsewhere
This site is intended for anyone interested in haematological malignancy. It contains
information for patients, statistics for researchers, as well as a section for the clinical
teams working across the network
HMRN covers a population of 3.6 million and accrues around 2,000 new haematological cancers each
year. It is based in the UK Cancer Networks of Yorkshire, and Humber & Yorkshire Coast, with a population
that is broadly representative of the UK as a whole. All haematological malignancies, including
transformations and progressions, are centrally reviewed and coded using the latest techniques
by internationally recognized experts. Clinical care is provided by a single unified network,
and following diagnosis information on demographics, prognostics and staging, as well as details
about all treatments, responses and relapses is abstracted onto highly structured forms - each
cancer having its own specially tailored version. A critically important feature of the
abstraction process is the emphasis on primary source data, which enables embedded computerised
algorithms to automatically generate staging and prognostic scores at the time of data entry.