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Nurses preparing medicine on Butterfly Ward
Nurses preparing medicine on Butterfly Ward


The Haematology and Oncology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital operates as a unified cancer centre with University College Hospital London - forming the largest oncology centre in Europe. It is uniquely set up to treat the rarest and most complex forms of paediatric cancer and our overall haematology and oncology survival rates are comparable to the best results internationally. 

The Oncology service treats patients with solid tumour cancers. We provide tertiary cancer care along the disease pathway and serve as the principal treatment centre for children diagnosed with a number of different malignant and non-malignant oncological diagnoses. 


In 2016/17, 146 operations for brain tumours took place at GOSH, of which 95% had no serious adverse events (grades 3-4).

The average success rate for low-intermediate risk neuroblastoma patients at GOSH is over 80%. The success rates within low risk patients is approximately 85% and intermediate risk patients approximately 75%. For high risk patients the survival rate at 3 years is 66% and at 5 years is 60%.


Conditions we treat

  • Ewing’s sarcoma 
  • Hepatoblastoma 
  • Hodgkin’s lymphoma 
  • Nephroblastoma 
  • Neuroblastoma 
  • Retinoblastoma 
  • Rhabdomyosarcoma and other soft tissue sarcomas 
  • Germ cell tumours as well as many other rare tumour types 
  • We also treat neuro-oncology conditions including astrocytoma, ependymoma, glioma and medulloblastoma 

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