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Wednesday, 4 July 2018


“Ding dong ding dong!”

That was the sound of the bell ringing when Nika Ferreira so excitedly rang to signal the end of her cancer treatment.

At eight years old, Nika and her family were dealt with a blow when she was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL),

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Monday, 25 June 2018

At just 18 years of age, Nicholas Dale and family received devastating news that he was diagnosed with anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, which commonly affects parts of the body such as the skin, neck and bone marrow among others.


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Urgent call for volunteer drivers to help patients get to their treatment

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Urgent call for volunteer drivers to help patients get to their treatment

The Leukaemia Foundation is urgently calling for volunteer drivers in your local community to help transport people living with blood cancer to vital medical appointments.

The Leukaemia Foundation’s much loved patient transport service has been providing people

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Leukaemia Foundation ditches O, A and B in global hunt for new donors

Thursday, 14 June 2018

This week, the Leukaemia Foundation is removing the letters O, A and B from their logo this week in a bid to encourage 100,000 Australians to become blood donors. It’s all part of International Missing Type Day, a global campaign run simultaneously by 25 blood services

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Volunteers drive 250 million kilometres supporting Aussies with blood cancer

Thursday, 24 July 2018

The Leukaemia Foundation is thanking its generous pool of volunteers this week who “Give a Little … Change A Lot,” in the lives of people living with blood cancers.

During Volunteers Week this week, May 21 – 25, the Foundation is paying particular thanks to its much

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Early exposure to germs could help prevent ALL, UK Professor says

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

New analysis released today by the Institute of Cancer Research, London, has identified a possible link between children genetically predisposed to acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and a lack of exposure to germs in the first years of life.

The analysis, developed by Professor Mel Greaves from the

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More research needed to understand Australia myeloma burden

Friday, 18 May 2018

The rate of myeloma in Australia is increasing due to an ageing population, according to the results of a new study.

Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a cancer of the plasma cells. Plasma cells are a type of white blood cell that help fight

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Bone density treatment slows progression of leukaemia

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Researchers may have unlocked a vital key to reducing the progression of leukaemia in children, potentially prompting a change in thinking around the best way to target treatment.

In research published in the Nature journal, Leukemia, a team led by Telethon Kids Cancer Centre researcher Dr Laurence Cheung

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Leukaemia Foundation nominated Dry July beneficiary

Thursday, 03 May 2018

The Leukaemia Foundation is thrilled to be a nominated beneficiary in the 2018 Dry July fundraising campaign.

Since 2008, Dry July has raised more than $30 million to support cancer services across Australia and New Zealand.

Dry July challenges you to go alcohol-free in July and ask

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T-cell lymphoma medicine now accessible for all Australians

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

The Leukaemia Foundation welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement that the cancer medicine pralatrexate, sold under the name Folotyn, will be added to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 April 2018.

Folotyn is used to treat patients aged 18 years or older with peripheral T-cell lymphoma (PTCL) after

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