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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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Joint funding partnership bolsters Australian blood cancer research

Thursday 18 July 2019

Australian research will benefit from a new partnership between US-based The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and two Australian organisations, Snowdome Foundation and Leukaemia Foundation.

The Snowdome Foundation and Leukaemia Foundation have joined forces with America’s The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) to fund four blood cancer research projects with Australian researchers through the LLS Translational

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New score to help navigate improved treatment for follicular lymphoma patients

Friday 12 July 2019

More Australians living with follicular lymphoma could benefit from tailored treatment through development of a new clinical scoring model thanks to funding from the Leukaemia Foundation.

The Leukaemia Foundation will support Brisbane-based researcher Professor Maher Gandhi to design a new genetic, immune and clinical prognostic score to

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Roll up your sleeves regularly to support blood cancer patients

Monday, 10 June 2019

The Leukaemia Foundation is challenging more Australians to step up and become one of the 18 monthly blood donors it takes to treat just one person living with blood cancer this National Blood Donor Week.

More than 100,000 Australians are currently affected by blood cancer, and Leukaemia

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Leukaemia Foundation celebrates National Volunteer Week 2019

Volunteer drivers who take blood cancer patients to and from vital medical appointments last year travelled more than 1.5 million kilometres, the equivalent of driving 37 times around the world.

It’s a service the Leukaemia Foundation’s General Manager of People Living with Blood Cancer Emma Craig said could not be

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Leukaemia Foundation supports Australian Research Innovation

The Leukaemia Foundation has confirmed it will fund priority-driven blood cancer research in some of Australia’s leading research centres through an $800,000 grant to Cancer Australia.

Five innovative projects will benefit from the funding through the Leukaemia Foundation’s ongoing partnership with Cancer Australia – an Australian Government agency that provides

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May is Myeloma Awareness Month

May 6, 2019

Five Australians will be told today they have the blood cancer myeloma.

The Leukaemia Foundation, in conjunction with Myeloma Australia, will host free educational seminars across Australia as part of Myeloma Awareness Month this May, as it commits to raising more awareness around the disease, which saw

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Leukaemia Foundation supports better access to clinical trials for all Australians

Friday, 3 May 2019

The Leukaemia Foundation says recent commitments from each major political party to support better access to clinical cancer trials are a pivotal step toward improving outcomes for Australians living with blood cancers.

The Leukaemia Foundation has welcomed the latest $100 million commitment from the Federal Government to

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