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IGA Leukaemia Foundation Charity Race Day

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 

 

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The 16th annual IGA Leukaemia Foundation Charity Race Day will be held at Cannon Racecourse on Saturday 21 June. Come along for a fiesta of fashion, fillies and fun and help raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland.

Events Coordinator for the Leukaemia Foundation

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Blood Cancer Support Now Available on the Gold Coast

Wednesday, 07 May 2014 

 

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The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s Gold Coast office can now offer full-time direct support to patients and families who have been affected by a blood cancer.

Ann Scholz started last week as the Gold Coast’s inaugural Support Services

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National Myeloma Awareness Day – 21 May 2014

Monday, 05 May 2014 

 

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  • Myeloma is a plasma cell cancer that usually arises in the bone marrow
  • Around 1,500 people a year, or four Australians every day are diagnosed with myeloma
  • Patients surviving five years after their diagnosis has increased by 17% in Australia compared

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Leukaemia Foundation welcomes new cancer discovery in the development of new therapies for blood cancer

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

 

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The Leukaemia Foundation welcomes today’s announcement of the discovery of a protein that makes cancer cells invisible to the body’s natural defenses, saying it is pleased to have played a role in opening up a new therapy pathway in the fight against

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Girls’ afternoon to raise money for blood cancer patients

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

 

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The call has gone out for girls in the Lockyer Valley to come together on Saturday 29 March for an afternoon of fun while raising vital funds for the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland and the blood cancer patients in its care.

Organised by

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$3.6 million for Leukaemia Foundation research projects in 2014

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

 

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The Leukaemia Foundation has announced $3.6 million in funding for 21 additional national research projects, including three in Queensland, as part of its commitment to a cancer-free future.

The 2014 research allocation, funded through the Foundation’s National Research Program, brings to 71 the

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World’s Greatest Shave 2014 registrations are now open!

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

 

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Sign up to shave!

Registrations for the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave are now open. The call is out for brave and generous Queenslanders to shave, colour or wax their hair from 13-16 March and raise funds to support patients living with blood

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New Brisbane exercise program could help blood cancer patients’ quality of life

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

 

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The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has launched a new exercise program that aims to assist blood cancer patients in coping with treatment side effects and improving their overall well-being.

Fit to Thrive is a 12-week medical exercise program the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland

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Leukaemia Foundation welcomes discovery that lymphoma cells can be killed by disabling the MYC protein

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

 

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The Leukaemia Foundation welcomes the announcement today from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of a promising new strategy for treating cancers, including lymphoma.

The research focused on a cancer-causing protein called MYC, which is present at unusually high levels in up to

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Resources sector to brave the shave for blood cancer

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

 

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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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