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Streamlined approvals to improve access to lifesaving medicines

Tuesday, 25 October 2016


The Leukaemia Foundation welcomes the Australian Government’s commitment to new reforms to improve the way medicines are accessed for use in Australia.

By helping to streamline access to medicines and medical devices including access to novel and life-saving therapies, the reforms aim to strike a balance by

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Building of Hope opens

Friday, 30 September 2016


The Leukaemia Foundation was thrilled to officially open the doors to the Building of Hope, the new Victorian Patient Accommodation Centre on Wednesday July 13.

The occasion was marked by an official ribbon cutting ceremony, attended by the Minister for Health, Hon Jill Hennessy. Minister Hennessy was given

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Targeted therapies offer fresh hope for AML

Friday, 22 July 2016


The results of a clinical trial involving a new combination therapy of Venetoclax and chemotherapy are providing hope for Australians diagnosed with AML

Clinical and translational AML researcher, Dr Andrew Wei and his teams at the Alfred Hospital and Monash University, are optimistic about the combination therapy,

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High-tech scans spare lymphoma patients intensive chemo

Monday, 27 June 2016


The use of PET scans can spare Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) patients from the serious effects of chemotherapy thanks to a study supported by the Leukaemia Foundation*.

Results of a study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, found PET scan imaging can predict treatment outcomes and can

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Queensland blood cancer deaths highest in a decade  

Tuesday, 08 March 2016


The number of Queenslanders dying from blood cancer has reached its highest point since 2005, according to new statistics released today (March 08).

Latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show 837 people in Queensland died from leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder in

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Exciting proposal to unite with the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia


Friday, 22 January 2016


The Board of Directors of both the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland (LFQ) and the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia (LFA) are proposing the two entities unify in order to better address the needs of people with blood cancer and their families.

Bringing the two Foundations together to form

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Unification one step closer after ‘Yes’ vote

Friday, 15 January 2016


A resounding ‘YES’ vote by Members of the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia on Saturday is an exciting step forward in a proposed unification with the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland.

On Monday 18 January 2016, the Boards of Directors each advised respective Members of a formal desire to

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REVEALED: The birthplace of the World’s Greatest Shave and its Chins

Thursday, 14 January 2016


Love them or hate them, the home of the Leukaemia Foundation’s iconic Chins, and birthplace of the World’s Greatest Shave, can now finally be revealed.

Aussies are this year being urged to check in at Chinville and Read More

Townsville cancer patients on the way to recovery thanks to free exercise program

Thursday, 09 July 2015


Last week six local cancer patients were the first to complete a pioneering medical exercise program in Townsville.

The 12-week Fit to Thrive program, run by the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland and Aspire Fitness and Rehabilitation, is specifically designed to help blood cancer patients cope with treatment

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Rural cancer patients given chance to ease side effects from the comfort of their own home

Wednesday, 06 May 2015


A free exercise DVD that will help regional and rural Queenslanders beat their blood cancer has launched today.

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s unique Fit to Thrive DVD supports growing evidence of the benefits of physical activity for people living with cancer.

Research has shown that physical activity

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