CAMBRIDGE HAEMATOPATHOLOGY & ONCOLOGY DIAGNOSTIC SERVICE (HODS)
A comprehensive diagnostic service for haematological and solid tumour malignancies for the NHS Eastern Region
The Haematopathology and Oncology Diagnostic Service (HODS) is a clinical laboratory based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge that provides a comprehensive diagnostic service for haematological and oncological malignancies. We serve hospitals in the East Anglia Cancer Network and the Midlands, and receive referrals from across the UK and Ireland.
Our consultant-led team provides a fully-integrated service for accurate diagnosis and classification, prognostic assessment and disease monitoring. A key growth area over recent years has been molecular genetic testing for solid tumour malignancies, including tumour biopsy micro-dissection and genetic screening using targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS). Having all the appropriate diagnostic modalities in one centre ensures diagnostic accuracy and optimum patient outcomes.