Within the HOVON structure, there are two types of work groups:
- Trial work groups, made up of experts in the field of for example acute leukaemia, lymphoma or multiple myeloma. In these work groups, discussions are held about new trials and recommended treatments. The chairs of these trial work groups are officially also members of the HOVON Board.
- Technical committees, that consist of experts in the field of diagnosis and monitoring. Examples are the molecular biology working group, the imaging group, etc.
Each working group has a multiyear plan that defines what the working group intends to do over the next 5 years.