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Bridgestone network reaffirms Leukaemia Foundation support through new funding initiative

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Australia’s most trusted tyre brand, Bridgestone, and its nation-wide network of Bridgestone retail stores, has announced a three-year extension with long-term charity partner, the Leukaemia Foundation. The declaration coincides with the launch of a new way for

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World Awareness Day for Australia’s most common blood cancer

Sunday 15 September 2019

A recent report released by the Leukaemia Foundation has revealed the true size and impact of the blood cancer lymphoma in Australia is far greater than was previously known. 

The report shows currently around 6500 Australians will be diagnosed every year with a lymphoma making it Australia’s most common

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Leukaemia Foundation shines spotlight on National MPN Awareness Day today

The Leukaemia Foundation is today honoring Australians living with the rare blood disorder Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPNs) as part of National MPN Awareness Day.

MPNs are just some of the many rare blood disorders which are seeing a rise in incidence, prevalence and mortality. More than 1205 Australians are diagnosed with

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New national report reveals impact of blood cancer

Sunday 1 September 2019

A first-of-its-kind nationwide report commissioned by the Leukaemia Foundation reveals the true size, scale and impact of blood cancer and the lived experiences of people living with blood cancer in Australia today.

The Leukaemia Foundation has today marked the start of Blood Cancer

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Local legacy to help fund blood cancer researchers of tomorrow


Friday 23 August 2019

A generous legacy by the family of a Cleveland local will help the Leukaemia Foundation support the next generation of Australian blood cancer researchers.

Cor Frederik (10.9.1927 – 25.9.2017) was businessman, scholar, author, investor, art collector and company director with a flourishing accounting practice in Cleveland, a

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Leukaemia Foundation to support award for world leading haematologists

Wednesday 21 August 2019

Two world leaders in haematology will receive awards supported by the Leukaemia Foundation at this year’s International Society of Experimental Haematology Honorific (ISEH) meeting this week.

Dr David Scadden and Dr David Traver will be presented at ISEH’s Annual Scientific Meeting to be held in Brisbane from

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Million-dollar investment into incurable blood cancer announced as Light the Night launches this week

Tuesday 6 August 2019

The Leukaemia Foundation will unveil a million-dollar investment into Strategic Ecosystem Research Partnership (SERP) grants which will use new state-of-the-art immunotherapy techniques, new drug design and molecular technology to understand the mechanisms of relapse and continue to drive rapid advancements in treatments for the incurable blood cancer, myeloma.


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CAR-T therapy now accessible in Victoria for young Australians with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at no cost

Monday 5 August 2019

The Leukaemia Foundation has welcomed the announcement by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt and Victorian Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos to collaborate and co-fund CAR-T therapy in Victoria. The treatment will be available immediately and at no cost for paediatric and young adult patients up to 25 years of age with B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) that

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Inaugural Life Ride cycling fundraiser comes to Margaret River

Thursday 1 August 2019

The Leukaemia Foundation and Tour de Cure will combine forces in 2019 to host the first Life Ride – an inspiring three-day cycling event to help fund research and find a cure for blood cancer.

The inaugural Life Ride will be held in the spectacular Margaret River region

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Leukaemia Foundation supports Health Minister in PBS announcement for dasatinib

Sunday 28 July 2019

Australians who are newly diagnosed with an aggressive leukaemia will now have access to the drug dasatinib following an announcement by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt this week.

Dasatinib, a drug that is used in the treatment of several types of leukaemia, will now be available to

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