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Policy and advocacy: campaigning for change

We’re championing the needs of people living with blood cancer

This year 19,403 Australians will be newly diagnosed with blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. This is equivalent to 53 people every day or one person every 27 minutes.

We advocate for better policies, better access to new and innovative treatments, better diagnostics and, ultimately, better outcomes so that more people live through blood cancer and live well.

In 2019, the Leukaemia Foundation was commissioned by the Australian Government to develop and deliver our first ever National Strategic Action Plan for Blood Cancer on behalf of the blood cancer community. We also help to fast-track affordable access to innovative treatments by engaging with governments at all levels.

In 2022 we made 14 submissions supporting the listing of new drugs. Seven of these submissions received a positive recommendation for a PBS listing for blood cancer treatment from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC).

The Road to Zero

Helping to keep you informed on a range of blood cancer issues

Illustration of several Leukaemia Foundation position statements

Leukaemia Foundation position statements

New national standards for blood cancer treatment and care

Illustration of a tick in the middle of an Australian map, with National Standards of blood cancer care written around it

Optimal Care Pathways

Campaigning for positive change

Photograph of a woman in a headscarf, standing in a Leukaemia Foundation accommodation unit

Federal Election Policies 2022

Funding boost for National Action Plan

National Strategic Action Plan

New public/private partnership to create change

National standards for treatment and care, no matter where you live or who you are

Photo of a highway road sign showing different towns in QLD

Blood Cancer Treatment: Setting the Standard

A blueprint for zero lives lost by 2035

Arianna Baczynski, 4, and her family sitting in a Leukaemia Foundation accommodation unit

National Strategic Action Plan for Blood Cancer

First of its kind report on blood cancer in Australia

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State of the Nation: Blood Cancer in Australia Report

Changing the face of blood cancer treatment and care in Australia

The Blood Cancer Taskforce - a large group of men and women standing on a staircase

Blood Cancer Taskforce