Professor Hany Ariffin is Professor of Paediatrics and Head of the Division of Paediatric Haematology-Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplantation at the University of Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC). She also heads the Biobank Unit in the Faculty of Medicine, UM. Her main research interest is childhood leukaemia and she has been the Malaysian lead for the Malaysia-Singapore (MASPORE) Leukaemia Study Group since 2003. Her other research areas include childhood cancer survivorship, stem cell transplantation and inherited cancers, particularly related to mutations in the tumour suppressor gene, TP53. She is a member of the UMMC Medical Ethics Committee, hospital Clinical Ethics Committee as well as the paediatric oncology accreditation committee for the National Specialist Register. Professor Hany is the immediate past president of the Malaysian Society of Paediatric Haematology-Oncology where together with colleagues in the local fraternity, works to improve the outcome of children with cancer in Malaysia whilst ensuring equitable treatment for all irrespective of socio-economic standing.