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Leukaemia is the most common cancer in childhood. It occurs when white blood cells transform into malignant or cancerous cells

Treatment of leukemia in Spain

SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital belongs to Innovative Therapies for Children with Cancer (ITCC), which allows us to access the most innovative treatments and include our patients in pioneering clinical trials.

Types of childhood leukaemia that we treat:

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)
  • Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
  • Other uncommon leukaemias such as chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and juvenile myelomonocytic leukaemia (LMMJ)


Our patients with lymphoblastic cancer have an 84% five-year survival rate


We are one of the few centres in Europe and the only one in Spain that treats patients with CD19 lymphoblastic leukaemia with a cell therapy clinical trial.

SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital participates in a trial on a new therapy to treat lymphoblastic leukaemia

SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital is participating in a trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a new CART-T therapy developed by Hospital Clínic to treat patients with lymphoma or acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) who do not respond to conventional treatments.

The SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital's Oncology and Haematology Department

The SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital's Oncology and Haematology Department is the national reference centre of for the treatment of developmental cancer and an international reference centre for determined types of tumours.