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Leukaemia Foundation prepares for spike in Myeloma cases ahead of COVID-19 restrictions lifting

Wednesday 13 May, 2020

As COVID-19 restrictions ease around the country, the Leukaemia Foundation is bracing for a steep rise in the number of Australians living with the blood cancer myeloma now and into the future.

“Now that restrictions are beginning to lift, we’re expecting myeloma case numbers will increase as

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Government announces incentive to help meet shortfall in charitable donations due to COVID-19

Thursday,  7 May 2020

The Leukaemia Foundation has today welcomed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s commitment to help boost charitable giving in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Federal Government said research showed donations to charities had decreased by 7.1 percent in 2020, and was predicted to decrease a further 11.9

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Leukaemia Foundation encourages blood cancer community to get behind COVIDSafe app

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

The Leukaemia Foundation is encouraging all members of the blood cancer community to download the Federal Government’s COVIDSafe app as a measure to help protect and support the 110,000 Australians living with a blood cancer.

“As a leading national authority on blood cancer, we stand together with

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Precision treatment for all young Australians living with blood cancer

Friday, 1 May 2020

The Leukaemia Foundation has welcomed news that Australian children and young adults will have greater access to precision cancer treatment following a $67 million additional funding injection for a world-leading research and clinical program.

Federal Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP, yesterday announced the joint

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Thank you for staying home this Easter from Australia’s blood cancer community

Friday, 10 April 2020

Leading national blood cancer organisation the Leukaemia Foundation is thanking Australians for following the recommended guidelines to stay home this Easter Weekend as it struggles to continue supporting some of the nation’s most vulnerable people in the changing COVID-19 environment.

CEO Bill Petch said people living with

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Treatment for more Australians living with myeloma now available through Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

The Leukaemia Foundation has welcomed news the cancer treatment Lenalidomide (Revlimid®) will now be available to more myeloma patients through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

From today, the treatment will be available to newly diagnosed myeloma patients receiving maintenance treatment and who have already undergone an autologous

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Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

Wednesday 11 March 2020

World’s Greatest Shave 2020 officially kicks off across Australia on 11 March to raise vital funds for people living with blood cancer

Australia’s only national charity dedicated to help cure and conquer blood cancer, the Leukaemia Foundation officially kick starts the 22nd World’s Greatest Shave across

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Leukaemia Foundation helps fund more priority driven research

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Research into the side effects of bone pain in childhood leukaemia patients and the use of novel therapies to help detect relapse in myeloma patients will be funded through a partnership between the Leukaemia Foundation, Cancer Australia and other cancer charities.

The two innovative projects will benefit

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Number of Australians living with blood cancer to more than double

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Twenty Australian children, adults, parents and grandparents are losing their lives every day as blood cancer becomes one of the nation’s most diagnosed and deadly killers.

Sadly, that number is projected to more than double by 2035, and around 186,000 Australians could lose their lives to the

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Blood Cancer Taskforce member receives Order of Australia

Saturday 25 January 2020

The Leukaemia Foundation is today congratulating Blood Cancer Taskforce member Dr Joe Collins who has been appointed as a Member to the Order of Australia in the 2020 Australia Day Honours.

Dr Collins, a survivor of blood cancer himself, has been recognised for his significant service to the

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