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Leukaemia Foundation supports WEHI’s new laboratory model to test anti-cancer drugs

Tuesday, 16 October 2018


A new model which mimics the complexity of human cancers to allow for more accurate testing of anti-cancer drugs has been developed by leading Australian researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) in Melbourne.

Led by PhD students Ms Margs Brennan and Dr Gemma Kelly

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Leukaemia Foundation supports Health Minister’s call to introduce ground breaking CAR-T Cell therapies into Australian Public Hospitals

Tuesday, 16 October 2018


The Leukaemia Foundation has come out in support of today’s call by Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt to fast track the revolutionary CAR T-Cell therapy into Australian hospitals.

CAR-T cell therapy involves harvesting a patient’s T-cells, a type of immune cell, and genetically engineering them to attack

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Congratulations to Nobel Prize immunotherapy pioneers

Thursday, 04 October 2018


The Leukaemia Foundation congratulates the 2018 Nobel Prize in Medicine winners, James Allison of the US and Tasuku Honjo of Japan, for their research and discovery into how the body’s natural defences can fight cancer such as lymphoma.

“As Australia’s leading blood cancer organisation, we acknowledge the

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Follicular lymphoma and multiple myeloma treatment now available to Australians through $48m PBS listing

Monday, 01 October 2018


The Leukaemia Foundation welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement confirming new medicine for both follicular lymphoma and multiple myeloma will be added to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 October 2018.

Leukaemia Foundation CEO Bill Petch said the PBS listing of Gazyva (obinutuzumab) would benefit around 700 people

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Lymphoma and myeloma treatments to be subsidised through $48m PBS listing

The Leukaemia Foundation has applauded the Federal Government’s recent announcement of funding $48 million towards more affordable drugs for Australians living with blood cancer.

Leukaemia Foundation CEO Bill Petch said the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing of Gazyva (obinutuzumab) this October

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Unprecedented funds for cutting-edge research into myeloma

September 18, 2018

Australian researchers will share in $10 million of funding toward developing groundbreaking treatments to help people living with rare cancers and diseases, including myeloma.

The funding will be shared across six clinical trials and will be conducted by researchers

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Australians urged to seek support this World Lymphoma Awareness Day

Friday, 14 September 2018


Australians living with lymphoma are surviving more but experiencing a fear of relapse, anxiety, depression and isolation according to a recent report.

And despite survival rates jumping from just 52 per cent in the early 1980s to 76 per cent today, those diagnosed in regional Australia are

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Leukaemia Foundation continues to fight for Australians living with blood cancer

Friday, 07 September 2018


September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Every day another 35 Australians are diagnosed with a blood cancer or disorder, and according to the latest analysis from the Leukaemia Foundation, this number continues to rise. Leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma and the blood disorder myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are four

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New Multi-Million Dollar Research Program Announced As Light The Night Campaign Launches Today


 Monday, 20 August 2018


The Leukaemia Foundation will today unveil the first project to receive funding from its new multi-million dollar national research program.


The Centre for Blood Transplant and Cell Therapy (CBTCT) will receive $1 million from the Leukaemia Foundation to meet the urgent need for new approaches to better

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New class of anti-cancer drugs put cancers to permanent sleep

Thursday, 02 August 2018


Today, researchers from the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) announced that they have discovered a new class of anti-cancer drugs that can put cancer cells into permanent sleep, without the harmful side-effects caused by conventional cancer therapies such as chemotherapy.

This medical breakthrough, a world’s first,

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