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Ibrutinib now cheaper for patients

Monday, 09 October 2017

 

The Leukaemia Foundation welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement that the cancer medicine, IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) will be added to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 December 2017.

Bill Petch, CEO at the Leukaemia Foundation said this announcement is an important step forward for people living with Read More

The latest on CAR T-cell therapy research

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

 

A clinical trial will test advancements in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy developed in Australia and funded by the Leukaemia Foundation*.

The clinical trial opened in Sydney in August 2017 for people with relapsed B-cell leukaemias and lymphomas, following TGA and ethics approvals.

CAR T-cells

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World-first blood test could provide more effective, less invasive blood cancer treatments

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

 

A world-first “liquid biopsy” could soon offer you direct access to a simple blood test to help in the monitoring and management of your blood cancer treatment.

The blood test promises a new era of less invasive, more precise and effective management of your blood cancer, in

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15-year Holden partnership celebrated

Thursday, 15 June 2017

 

A brand new Astra, Trailblazer and Trax were unveiled at the recent joint celebration acknowledging Holden’s 15 years of support for the Leukaemia Foundation’s Patient Transport Program in Victoria, bringing their fleet support from 17 vehicles to 20.

Many of our amazing volunteer drivers, supporters of the

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Australians living with MPN step closer to accessing Pegasys treatment

Thursday, 08 June 2017

 

The drug interferon alfa-2a (Pegasys®) was finally listed on the agenda of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) meeting on March 8 and many Australians are awaiting the results of the discussion.

For Nathalie Cook, who was diagnosed with MPN in 2008, this achievement was especially exciting

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Life-saving Hodgkin lymphoma treatment now available on PBS

Sunday, 02 April 2017

 

Participants of two Leukaemia Foundation surveys have helped inform the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee of the benefits of brentuximab vedotin, a potentially life-saving treatment for Australians diagnosed with a form of Hodgkin lymphoma*, supporting its listing on the PBS from April 1.

The PBS listing of brentuximab

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Getting patients faster access to clinical trials and effective treatments

Sunday, 29 January 2018

 

We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Caroline Turnour as the Leukaemia Foundation’s General Manager of Research, Advocacy and Services.

A member of our national management team, Caroline will be a strong and influential advocate for the rights of all people and families affected by

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Ageing population increasing Queensland’s blood cancer burden

Tuesday , 17 January 2017

 

Blood cancer death rates in Queensland have soared by a third in just 10 years, a further symptom of the country’s ageing population, according to a new analysis.

The Leukaemia Foundation’s investigation shows the number of Australians dying from blood cancer is now DOUBLE those losing

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Breakthrough cancer drug venetoclax approved for use in Australia

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

 

New anti-cancer drug, venetoclax which has the power to ‘melt away’ advanced forms of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) was recently granted approval by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).

The drug will be marketed as VenclextaTM and is approved for Australians with relapsed or refractory CLL with 17p

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Holden donates 17 Commodores to help Australians get to life-saving treatment

Sunday, 29 October 2016

 

Finding a way to attend vital appointments can be an added burden to someone already facing a life-threatening blood cancer diagnosis.

Holden are helping to alleviate this stress and provide better journeys to treatment by supplying the Leukaemia Foundation’s nationwide Patient Transport Program with 17 new Commodores.

Getting

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