Multidisciplinary team (MDT) for leukaemia (leukemia)

If you have leukaemia, a multidisciplinary team (MDT) will look at a number of factors to help decide which treatments are likely to work best for you.

Your treatment for leukaemia (also spelt leukemia) will be planned by a team of specialists. This team is called the multidisciplinary team (MDT). It may include:

  • one or more haematologists – doctors who specialise in blood cancers and disorders
  • specialist haematology nurses – who give information and support
  • a transplant consultant – an expert in managing and arranging stem cell transplants
  • pathologists – who advise on the type of leukaemia, as well as any chromosome changes
  • radiologists – who specialise in scans and x-rays
  • pharmacists – who specialise in chemotherapy and other drugs.

The team may also include other healthcare staff, such as a social worker, dietitian, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, psychologist or counsellor.