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
Car racing greats make comeback!
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
For the first time in years some of Australia’s well-known Bathurst racing greats will hit the track again, all for a good cause.
Although many would relish the opportunity to see the likes of Peter Brock, Allan Moffat and John Goss return to the road, it is
33,000 hands needed to knock off cancer
Friday, 15 April 2016
The Leukaemia Foundation has launched a state-wide search for 16,500 pairs of hands to knock on doors, ring doorbells and ask Queenslanders to help open the door to a blood cancer cure.
Alarming new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal Queensland blood cancer deaths are
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
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
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
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 Listen
World-first test predicts treatment outcomes
Friday, 02 October 2015
For the first time, Leukaemia Foundation-funded researchers in Brisbane have developed a test that will give patients with an aggressive form of lymphoma certainty about their treatment options.
Clinical trials at your fingertips thanks to new app
Friday, 11 September 2015
For the first time, Queensland doctors and blood cancer patients will have access to information about the latest breakthrough treatments at the press of a button on their mobile phone or tablet.
The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has worked with Haematology Clinical Research Network NSW to
Daughter’s loss to lymphoma inspires legacy
Monday, 07 September 2015
In 1997, Laidley couple, Tom and Lindy Barton lost their only daughter Carly to lymphoma at the tender age of seventeen. The shock of the initial diagnosis and then the terrible loss took a heavy emotional and practical toll on the Barton’s who leaned heavily on