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Dr Liz Hook

Dr Liz Hook

Lead Teacher Clinical Pathology

Division of Cellular and Molecular Pathology

Senior Examiner in Clinical Pathology

Honorary Consultant Paediatric Histopathologist

Medical Education

Paediatric Tumour Histopathology

Box 235
Addenbrookes Hospital

Office Phone: 01223 765781


I hold overall responsibilty for the organisation, delivery and examination of the Clinical Pathology Course.  As well as being Senior Examiner for Pathology for Years 4, 5 and 6 of the Cambridge Medical Course, I also lead on the Year 5 written assessments for the Final MB Part II.  I have a significant interest in medical education, in particular in the use of learning technology to enhance pathology learning.

I provide clinical sessions in paediatric pathology at CUHNHSFT.  My particular fields of interest are solid and haematological paediatric neoplasms.  

Research Interests

Paediatric Tumours

Paediatric Lymphoma

Research Supervision

Much of my work is based around medical education in pathology and I am very happy to support and supervise student projects in this area.

Key Publications

Lymphoreticular Pathology

Anaplastic large cell lymphoma arises in thymocytes and requires transient TCR expression for thymic egress.

Malcolm TI, Villarese P, Fairbairn CJ, Lamant L, Trinquand A, Hook CE, Burke GA, Brugières L, Hughes K, Payet D, Merkel O, Schiefer AI, Ashankyty I, Mian S, Wasik M, Turner M, Kenner L, Asnafi V, Macintyre E, Turner SD.

Nat Commun. 2016 Jan 12;7:10087. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10087.


Cold antibody autoimmune haemolytic anaemia in a child with diffuse large B cell lymphoma.

Uzunova L, Hook CE, Gattens M, Burke GA.

Ann Hematol. 2016 Jan;95(1):151-2. doi: 10.1007/s00277-015-2498-5. No abstract available.


Anaplastic large cell lymphoma-propagating cells are detectable by side population analysis and possess an expression profile reflective of a primitive origin.

Moti N, Malcolm T, Hamoudi R, Mian S, Garland G, Hook CE, Burke GA, Wasik MA, Merkel O, Kenner L, Laurenti E, Dick JE, Turner SD.

Oncogene. 2015 Apr 2;34(14):1843-52. doi: 10.1038/onc.2014.112.


Placental Pathology

Funisitis is associated with adverse neonatal outcome in low-risk unselected deliveries at or near term.

Jessop FA, Lees CC, Pathak S, Hook CE, Sebire NJ.

Virchows Arch. 2016 Apr;468(4):503-7. doi: 10.1007/s00428-015-1899-0.


Umbilical cord coiling: clinical outcomes in an unselected population and systematic review.

Jessop FA, Lees CC, Pathak S, Hook CE, Sebire NJ.

Virchows Arch. 2014 Jan;464(1):105-12. doi: 10.1007/s00428-013-1513-2. Review.