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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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Access to CAR-T therapy will now be available to lymphoma patients

Tuesday 28 January 2020

The Leukaemia Foundation has welcomed today’s announcement by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt to expand access to the innovative CAR T-cell treatment Kymriah to some patients battling some particular forms of lymphoma.

Access to the ground-breaking treatment will now be available to between 200 and 250

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Leukaemia Foundation among Australia’s most reputable charities

Tuesday 21 January 2020

The Leukaemia Foundation is proud to again be voted among Australia’s most trusted charities in the annual Reputation Institute’s Charity Reputation Index.

Up one place from 2018, the Leukaemia Foundation is now listed at Number 18 of the 40 charities listed in the Australian Charity Reputation Index

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Supporting Australians living with blood cancer impacted during the bushfire crisis

Thursday 16 January 2020

The Leukaemia Foundation’s CEO Bill Petch has acknowledged the immediate and ongoing impact the recent bushfire events will continue to have on people living with a blood cancer across the country.

“Our hearts go out to all Australians directly or indirectly impacted by these devastating fires. The

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Generous family legacy helps fund blood cancer researchers of tomorrow

Tuesday 10 December 2019

The memory of a mother lost to blood cancer and the strength and generosity of a family left behind has led to a lasting legacy to help support the brightest young minds in blood cancer research.

The Frederiks Foundation was the legacy of Brisbane accountant Cor Frederiks

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Aussies urged to answer call for greatness in blood cancer battle as Leukaemia Foundation unites with Spartan

Thursday 5 December 2019

Aussies who dare take on the world’s top obstacle race course can now rise to the challenge of supporting those facing one of the toughest battles of all, with the Leukaemia Foundation combining forces with Spartan Race to tackle blood cancer.

For the first time ever, Spartans

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