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Leanne’s been treatment-free for five years

Leanne Pitman tells us the story of her 'scary' decision to stop her CML treatment.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Leanne and Ted Pitman

Expert interview series: Dr Susan Branford on molecular monitoring and drug resistance in CML

Professor Susan Branford’s work has underpinned many Australian and internationally significant developments in CML over the last 20 years.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Professor Susan Branford in the lab

Latest ALLG clinical trial recruiting for CML

Information on the latest clinical trial.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Molecule

Living with blood cancer and pets

Read our top tips on how to safely care for your pets while undergoing and recovering from treatment.

  • Lifestyle and living well
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Lyndell Wills with her dog Meggs

The importance of molecular response in CML

Dr Susan Branford's research involved assessing people with CML to determine if monitoring the level of disease during therapy using a molecular marker could predict treatment outcome.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Research
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Professor Susan Branford

Second drug treatment now controlling Leanne’s CML

Leanne Pitman knew she wasn’t well, but it took seven months before she was finally diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Leanne Pitman at the Penola café