Latest news | Leukaemia Foundation - Page 8

Latest news

Leukaemia Foundation Chairman Joins Shave Crew

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

“Be bold, go bald!”

That’s the call to action from Leukaemia Foundation Chairman, Beverley Mirolo OAM, as she prepares to lose her locks in this year’s 20th World’s Greatest Shave.

Beverley’s team is strong, with daughter Fiona, granddaughter Stephanie

Read More

Haematologist swims oceans to make a difference

Monday, 22 January 2018

Haematologist Orly Lavee will be taking on a 2km ocean swim and 10km coastal run in the Sydney Morning Herald 2018 Sun Run Cole Classic from February 3-4 to help raise awareness and funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.

One of the oldest sporting events in Australia, the

Read More

Growing concern as blood cancer rates continue to rise

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

The Leukaemia Foundation’s CEO Bill Petch is reminding the nation the number of Australians dying from blood cancer is now DOUBLE those losing their life to melanoma 1, as registrations for the 20th anniversary of World’s Greatest Shave open today.

Every day

Read More

Ibrutinib now cheaper for patients

Monday, 09 October 2017

The Leukaemia Foundation welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement that the cancer medicine, IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) will be added to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 December 2017.

Bill Petch, CEO at the Leukaemia Foundation said this announcement is an important step forward for people living with Read More

The latest on CAR T-cell therapy research

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

A clinical trial will test advancements in chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy developed in Australia and funded by the Leukaemia Foundation*.

The clinical trial opened in Sydney in August 2017 for people with relapsed B-cell leukaemias and lymphomas, following TGA and ethics approvals.

CAR T-cells

Read More

World-first blood test could provide more effective, less invasive blood cancer treatments

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

A world-first “liquid biopsy” could soon offer you direct access to a simple blood test to help in the monitoring and management of your blood cancer treatment.

The blood test promises a new era of less invasive, more precise and effective management of your blood cancer, in

Read More

15-year Holden partnership celebrated

Thursday, 15 June 2017

A brand new Astra, Trailblazer and Trax were unveiled at the recent joint celebration acknowledging Holden’s 15 years of support for the Leukaemia Foundation’s Patient Transport Program in Victoria, bringing their fleet support from 17 vehicles to 20.

Many of our amazing volunteer drivers, supporters of the

Read More

Australians living with MPN step closer to accessing Pegasys treatment

Thursday, 08 June 2017

The drug interferon alfa-2a (Pegasys®) was finally listed on the agenda of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) meeting on March 8 and many Australians are awaiting the results of the discussion.

For Nathalie Cook, who was diagnosed with MPN in 2008, this achievement was especially exciting

Read More

Life-saving Hodgkin lymphoma treatment now available on PBS

Sunday, 02 April 2017

Participants of two Leukaemia Foundation surveys have helped inform the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee of the benefits of brentuximab vedotin, a potentially life-saving treatment for Australians diagnosed with a form of Hodgkin lymphoma*, supporting its listing on the PBS from April 1.

The PBS listing of brentuximab

Read More

Getting patients faster access to clinical trials and effective treatments

Sunday, 29 January 2018

We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Caroline Turnour as the Leukaemia Foundation’s General Manager of Research, Advocacy and Services.

A member of our national management team, Caroline will be a strong and influential advocate for the rights of all people and families affected by

Read More

Share this page