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Stories from people living with blood cancer, their family, carers, and friends; plus research and advocacy news.

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Dawson family kept together for son’s transplant

The Dawson family are ‘forever grateful’ for being able to stay together in Leukaemia Foundation accommodation while young son, Asher underwent a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
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Baby Elowen conquers blood cancer with super strength

Before even reaching her first birthday, Elowen Boston has faced a greater challenge than many of us will in our lifetime - a life-threatening blood cancer diagnosis.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
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My COVID-19 vaccine experience

Blood cancer survivor and midwife, Catherine Wheeler shares her experience being eligible for the Phase 1a COVID-19 vaccine rollout. 

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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Catherin Wheeler

Tony’s in remission after CAR T-cell therapy – his last option

Tony's symptoms had only been problems with his legs and feet when we was diagnosed with ALL.

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
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Tony Gillen and family in Callala Bay

Using precision medicine to reduce long-term ALL treatment effects

Professor Deb White hopes to reduce the toxic impact of ALL therapy.

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
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Deb White

Expert Series interview: Dr Rishi Kotecha on paediatric ALL

Dr Rishi Kotecha talks about the revolutionary treatments which are improving outcomes for babies and children with high-risk leukaemia.

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Research
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Dr Kotecha in the lab