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2 minutes with Dr Rishi Kotecha from the Blood Cancer Taskforce

The Blood Cancer Taskforce is well on its way to developing Australia’s first National Strategic Action Plan for Blood Cancer. We ask some of the Taskforce members what drives their passion for blood cancer. Why did you want to be part of the Taskforce? I am a paediatric haematologist and oncologist, so it was important […]

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2 minutes with Prof. Tim Hughes from the Blood Cancer Taskforce

The Blood Cancer Taskforce is well on its way to developing Australia’s first National Strategic Action Plan for Blood Cancer. We ask some of the Taskforce members what drives their passion for blood cancer. Why did you want to be part of the Taskforce? I think the Blood Cancer Taskforce is going to have a […]

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Shirley grief coordinator

Living well with grief

Our Grief Support Services Manager, Shirley Cunningham, talks about our grief services, being alone and the positives outweighing the challenges. The Leukaemia Foundation is quite unique in that we offer a holistic approach in caring for patients, carers and families. We offer support from the beginning of their journey at diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond, but also through the […]

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Why I’m walking all over blood cancers

In 2013, Jeremy Morris was tackling our tough 55 for 5 hike, which raises money for blood cancer research and patient support, when he was told a friend of his four-year-old daughter had died from an illness linked to leukaemia. The news took on even greater poignancy because the musician was himself battling acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APML). “It took all my strength to keep walking […]

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Beating Blood Cancers research forum 2015

What if the cure for cancer has been in our bodies all along?

Researchers have long tried to understand how to get the immune system—the body’s natural defence mechanism—to recognise cancer cells as the enemy and destroy them. And now we may finally be getting closer to what promises to be a new era in cancer treatment. So-called immunotherapies are showing great potential in enabling a patient’s immune […]

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Shannon and Nathan Freidrich

‘It isn’t going to be easy, but it is going to be okay’

Little did he know that after seeing his GP for a sore hip, Emerald miner Shannon Friedrich would be diagnosed with lymphoma just weeks before Christmas. In mid-2014, the 37-year-old underground coal miner experienced what he describes as a pinched nerve in his groin and passed it off as an old gym injury flaring up. […]

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Katherine Marshall

From lymphoma to the Louvre: my two-year wait for a honeymoon is over

Katherine Marshall received the shocking news she had Hodgkin lymphoma the day before her dream wedding – but it will warm your heart to hear how she is doing now. In 2012, Katherine Marshall was the happiest she’d ever been. She was about to walk down the aisle and marry the love of her life, Luke, and embark […]

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