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Resources sector to brave the shave for blood cancer [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

13 December 2013 – Download File

The call is out for businesses across the Queensland resources sector to sign up for the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s Mining and Energy Challenge, held 13-16 March 2014, to help support patients and families touched by blood cancers.

For the past eight years,

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Leukaemia Foundation says early trial results of new drug ABT-199 is good news for people with leukaemia [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

11 December 2013 – Download File

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland is encouraged by preliminary findings of a world-first Phase I trial in Melbourne of a new compound that shows great promise for people with the most common form of leukaemia.

In the ABT-199 clinical trial, people with chronic

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Cairns woman to help World’s Greatest Shave reach new heights [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

A Cairns woman is looking for some fellow adventurers to scale great heights to the Mount Everest Base Camp to take part in the Leukaemia Foundation’s 2014 World’s Greatest Shave.

Sue Fitcher, owner of Getaway Trekking & Adventures in Cairns, will lead an expedition from the Nepalese town of Lukla

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New blood cancer treatment now available through Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

From 1 October 2013, patients with a rare form of the blood cancer, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) will have access to treatment through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Lenalidomide (Revlimid®) will be available for patients who have transfusion-dependent anaemia that is associated with a genetic abnormality know as myelodysplastic syndrome with

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Light the Night with hope and support [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

Local residents are invited to attend the Leukaemia Foundation’s Light the Night, an uplifting event being held Wednesday, 16 October at thirteen locations across Queensland, which aims to brighten the lives of blood cancer patients and their families.

The Queensland locations are Brisbane, Bundaberg, Caboolture, Cairns, Gold Coast, Hervey Bay,

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World Lymphoma Awareness Day – 15 September 2013 [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

The incidence of lymphoma ranks as one of the fastest growing cancers in Australia and this year more than 5,000 Australians will be diagnosed with the blood cancer.

World Lymphoma Awareness Day (WLAD) is a global event held on September 15 each year to improve awareness and educate the community

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Queensland bartenders get U.G.L.Y.! [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

From now until 2 September, more than 230 big-hearted Queensland bartenders will get into the fundraising spirit and battle it out to become the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s 2013 U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year. Don’t let the name put you off, U.G.L.Y. stands for “understanding, generous, likeable, you!” and

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Brisbane Marathon ‘Hero Run’ kids raises funds for the Leukaemia Foundation [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

On August 4th thousands of competitors will take to the streets of Brisbane City for the annual Brisbane Marathon Festival. Amongst them will be some of the smallest competitors, who’ll prove size doesn’t matter when they take on the 2.2km ‘Hero Run’.
The 2.2km track gives budding young athletes and

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U.G.L.Y. bartenders needed for a beautiful cause! [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland is once again searching for a Queensland bartender to be crowned U.G.L.Y. Bartender of the Year all in the name of a beautiful cause. If you’re an U.G.L.Y. bartender – that is Understanding, Generous, Likeable, You – then get on board with this fundraising

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May 22 is National Myeloma Day [Publish Date: 02/04/2014]

Myeloma is a rare form of bone marrow cancer that affects more than 1500 Australians each year. As our population ages, the incidence of myeloma in Australia is projected to increase.

National Myeloma Awareness Day highlights the Leukaemia Foundation’s commitment to supporting people with myeloma.

“New drug therapies have made a

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