The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust


Leeds Children’s Hospital is a regional specialist centre for the treatment of solid tumours and the largest paediatric oncology unit in the North East of England. We treat all cancers occurring in children and young people (including brain tumours, solid tumours and leukemias's and offer chemotherapy, radiotherapy, stem-cell transplant and surgical treatments as required. We work as a multidisciplinary team to ensure the best quality care for our patients and have weekly meetings to plan and review treatment, working closely with the radiology, surgery and pathology departments to ensure prompt diagnosis and treatment.

We have a purpose-built day care unit and four specialist in-patient units (Wards L31, L32 and L33 at Leeds General Infirmary and ward J94, Bexley Wing, St James’s University Hospital for older patients). Our service extends beyond the Leeds Teaching Hospitals with close liaison with services in the community, including health, social care and education in order to provide comprehensive care for patients and their families.

We are proud to promote research in our work and seek to offer every patient the opportunity to contribute to high-quality scientific studies. We participate in national and multinational treatment trials for the treatment of solid tumours.

Our team were thrilled to have the high standards and quality of care acknowledged in winning the “Cancer Team of the year” award for our Teenage and Young Adult Service at the national Quality in Care Programme Awards 2013.

Care is provided by a large team of expert doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists, and other allied health professionals (see meet the team). All patients and families are supported by a named key-worker (see Macmillan Nurse Specialists and the Teenage and Young Adult Service).

The solid tumours treated include:

  • Ewings sarcoma
  • Germ cell tumours
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Langerhans' Cell Histiocytosis
  • Neuroblastoma
  • Non-hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Primitive neuro-ectodermal tumours (PNETs)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Rhabdomyosarcomas
  • Other Soft tissue Sarcomas
  • Wilm’s Tumour
  • Along with many other, rarer, tumour types.

Click here to see contact details for our medical team 

Paediatric and Adolescent Oncologists:

Dr Martin Elliott (0113-3928779)

Dr Adam Glaser (0113-3928779)

Dr Susan Picton (0113-3928306)

Dr Bob Phillips (0113-3928779)

Dr Simone Wilkins (0113-3928306)

Dr Jo Cannings (specialist doctor, 0113-3928306)

Dr Heather Cooper-Waite (specialist doctor, 0113-3928779)

Clinical Oncologists:

Dr Karen Dyker (01132067805)

Dr Michelle Kwok-Williams (0113-2067406)

Young adult medical oncologist:

Dr Dan Stark (0113-2068226)

Paediatric surgeons:

Mr Mark Powis (0113-3926228)

Mr Roly Squire (0113-3926227)


Dr Sabah Alvi (0113-3923700)

Dr Rob Murray (0113-2065014)