Jennie Treleaven is Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research. After completing a degree in Psychology from Leicester University, she qualified in medicine at Cambridge and carried out her early medical training and work for an MD mainly in London. She obtained a masters degree in Medical Law from Cardiff University, and her main interests in Haematology are treatment of myeloma and the acute leukaemia´s, stem cell transplantation and its complications. She is co-editor of 4 text books about stem cell transplantation and has contributed numerous chapters to other haematology books. She is co-author or author of around 200 papers published in peer-reviewed journals and has led the publication of several BCSH Guidelines including central venous catheter insertion, indications for the use of irradiated blood components, and obtaining consent from adults for systemic anti-cancer therapy. She is an editor for the journal Bone Marrow Transplantation.
“Oral mucositis remains a side effect of anti-cancer therapy and stem cell transplantation which continues to cause patients significant morbidity. Until recently, its negative impact on patient well-being had been relatively over-looked when compared with the other treatment-related problems such as infection, graft-versus-host disease, nausea and vomiting. The work of UKOMIC hopes to redress the balance, and ultimately, to improve the situation with regard to this distressing problem. ”
| Dr Jennie Treleaven