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Urgent call for volunteer drivers to help patients get to their treatment [Publish Date: 20/06/2018]

Letter to the Editor

June 2018

Urgent call for volunteer drivers to help patients get to their treatment

The Leukaemia Foundation is urgently calling for volunteer drivers in your local community to help transport people living with blood cancer to vital medical appointments.

The Leukaemia

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Leukaemia Foundation ditches O, A and B in global hunt for new donors [Publish Date: 14/06/2018]



This week, the Leukaemia Foundation is removing the letters O, A and B from their logo this week in a bid to encourage 100,000 Australians to become blood donors. It’s all part of International Missing Type Day, a global campaign run simultaneously

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Volunteers drive 250 million kilometres supporting Aussies with blood cancer [Publish Date: 24/05/2018]

The Leukaemia Foundation is thanking its generous pool of volunteers this week who “Give a Little … Change A Lot,” in the lives of people living with blood cancers.

During Volunteers Week this week, May 21 – 25, the Foundation is paying

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Early exposure to germs could help prevent ALL, UK Professor says [Publish Date: 23/05/2018]

Lab research

New analysis released today by the Institute of Cancer Research, London, has identified a possible link between children genetically predisposed to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and a lack of exposure to germs in the first years of life.

The analysis, developed by

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More research needed to understand Australia myeloma burden [Publish Date: 18/05/2018]


Myeloma cells

The rate of myeloma in Australia is increasing due to an ageing population, according to the results of a new study.

Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells are a type of

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Maddison urgently needs your help [Publish Date: 11/05/2018]

Help families like Maddison's

Three-year-old Maddison woke up one morning recently in pain. Her tummy hurt—it was all swollen. When her mum, Meagan, saw it, she was worried. What could it be?

Meagan didn’t know what it was, but she knew she needed

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Bone density treatment slows progression of leukaemia [Publish Date: 10/05/2018]

Researchers may have unlocked a vital key to reducing the progression of leukaemia in children, potentially prompting a change in thinking around the best way to target treatment.

In research published in the Nature journal, Leukemia, a team led by Telethon Kids Cancer

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Leukaemia Foundation nominated Dry July beneficiary [Publish Date: 03/05/2018]

Dry July logo

The Leukaemia Foundation is thrilled to be a nominated beneficiary in the 2018 Dry July fundraising campaign.

Since 2008, Dry July has raised more than $30 million to support cancer services across Australia and New Zealand.

Dry July challenges you to

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T-cell lymphoma medicine now accessible for all Australians [Publish Date: 28/03/2018]

Lab research


The Leukaemia Foundation welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement that the cancer medicine pralatrexate, sold under the name Folotyn, will be added to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 April 2018.

Folotyn is used to treat patients aged 18 years or older with

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Leukaemia Foundation supports myeloma biomarker breakthrough [Publish Date: 16/03/2018]

Research released by QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute today identifying the IL-18 molecule as an important biomarker for myeloma is being hailed an important step by the Leukaemia Foundation.

Myeloma is a blood cancer which affects the body’s plasma cells – the

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