The Global Acute Leukaemia network (GALnet) is a newly established network of paediatric oncologists and epidemiologists from 18 countries around the world, aiming to conduct future collaborative studies to better estimate the worldwide burden of childhood leukaemia, identify causes of the disease, and establish an information exchange network to discuss treatment options. GALnet is the result of a pilot project led by IARC between spring 2012 and spring 2013, and the kick-off meeting was held in Lyon in February 2013.

This pilot project was supported by the German Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS).