Haematology
Haematology is a complex and challenging area of medicine. At Roche, finding innovative solutions for those affected by diseases of the blood is a priority.

Challenge

Haematology covers everything from cancers of the blood to bleeding disorders, like haemophilia, and complement system diseases, such as paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria. Though diverse in nature, what is common across many of these diseases is the serious impact they can have on survival and quality of life. Blood cancers alone are the fourth most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide; the three most common types of blood cancer being myeloma, leukaemia and lymphoma.

Despite considerable progress over the years, many of these patients still have limited treatment options available to them. To tackle these challenges, we have embarked on journeys of collaboration with academic institutions, regulatory authorities and other companies in the hope that it will help us identify trends or insights from the vast amounts of clinical data across blood diseases, which in turn could lead to future innovations.

Focus

Our commitment extends beyond developing innovative therapies, to playing a wider role in improving patient’s quality of life. We are exploring the best ways to deliver innovations to patients as quickly and effectively as possible, which includes evolving and improving how our clinical trials are designed. We are also looking at new ways to measure treatment success.

We continue to invest in bringing innovative treatment options to people with diseases of the blood, as our teams strive to continually deliver transformational change for patients with haematological conditions and the physicians who treat them.

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