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World’s Greatest Shave 2014 registrations are now open!

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

 

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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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Leukaemia Foundation says early trial results of new drug ABT-199 is good news for people with leukaemia

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

 

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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

Wednesday, 02 April 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

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New blood cancer treatment now available through Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

Wednesday, 02 April 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

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Light the Night with hope and support

Wednesday, 02 April 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

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World Lymphoma Awareness Day – 15 September 2013

Wednesday, 02 April 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

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Queensland bartenders get U.G.L.Y.!

Wednesday, 02 April 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,

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