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Maddison urgently needs your help

Friday, 11 May 2018

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 to get Maddison to a hospital. For the

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Bone density treatment slows progression of leukaemia

Thursday, 10 May 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 Centre researcher Dr Laurence Cheung

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Leukaemia Foundation nominated Dry July beneficiary

Thursday, 03 May 2018

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 go alcohol-free in July and ask

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T-cell lymphoma medicine now accessible for all Australians

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

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 peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) after

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Leukaemia Foundation supports myeloma biomarker breakthrough

Friday, 16 March 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 cells that produce antibodies. Myeloma

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Leukaemia Foundation Chairman Joins Shave Crew

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

 

“Be bold, go bald!”

That’s the call to action from Leukaemia Foundation Chairman, Beverley Mirolo OAM, as she prepares to lose her locks in this year’s 20th World’s Greatest Shave.

Beverley’s team is strong, with daughter Fiona, granddaughter Stephanie

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Haematologist swims oceans to make a difference

Monday, 22 January 2018

 

Haematologist Orly Lavee will be taking on a 2km ocean swim and 10km coastal run in the Sydney Morning Herald 2018 Sun Run Cole Classic from February 3-4 to help raise awareness and funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

One of the oldest sporting events in Australia, the

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Growing concern as blood cancer rates continue to rise

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

 

The Leukaemia Foundation’s CEO Bill Petch is reminding the nation the number of Australians dying from blood cancer is now DOUBLE those losing their life to melanoma 1, as registrations for the 20th anniversary of World’s Greatest Shave open today.

Every day

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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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