Lead pharmacist — haematology at Wirral teaching hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
A. The thalassaemias are a group of inherited blood disorders. In healthy individuals globin production is tightly regulated and results in a tetramer of 2a and 2ß globin chains, haemoglobin, which is responsible for the transport of oxygen around the body.
There have been considerable developments in the treatment of cancer over the past decade, with a notable increase in the number of oral systemic anticancer therapy (SACT) options available. Many of these oral medicines are “targeted” therapies and have novel mechanisms of action compared with traditional chemotherapy. T