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33,000 hands needed to knock off cancer

Friday, 15 April 2016

The Leukaemia Foundation has launched a state-wide search for 16,500 pairs of hands to knock on doors, ring doorbells and ask Queenslanders to help open the door to a blood cancer cure.

Alarming new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal Queensland blood cancer deaths are

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Queensland blood cancer deaths highest in a decade  

Tuesday, 08 March 2016

The number of Queenslanders dying from blood cancer has reached its highest point since 2005, according to new statistics released today (March 08).

Latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show 837 people in Queensland died from leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma or a related blood disorder in

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Exciting proposal to unite with the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia

Friday, 22 January 2016

The Board of Directors of both the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland (LFQ) and the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia (LFA) are proposing the two entities unify in order to better address the needs of people with blood cancer and their families.

Bringing the two Foundations together to form

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Unification one step closer after ‘Yes’ vote

Friday, 15 January 2016

A resounding ‘YES’ vote by Members of the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia on Saturday is an exciting step forward in a proposed unification with the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland.

On Monday 18 January 2016, the Boards of Directors each advised respective Members of a formal desire to

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REVEALED: The birthplace of the World’s Greatest Shave and its Chins

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Love them or hate them, the home of the Leukaemia Foundation’s iconic Chins, and birthplace of the World’s Greatest Shave, can now finally be revealed.

Aussies are this year being urged to check in at Chinville and Read More

World-first test predicts treatment outcomes

Friday, 02 October 2015

For the first time, Leukaemia Foundation-funded researchers in Brisbane have developed a test that will give patients with an aggressive form of lymphoma certainty about their treatment options.

Our chair in Blood Cancer Research at the UQ Diamantina Institute, Read More

Clinical trials at your fingertips thanks to new app

Friday, 11 September 2015

For the first time, Queensland doctors and blood cancer patients will have access to information about the latest breakthrough treatments at the press of a button on their mobile phone or tablet.

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has worked with Haematology Clinical Research Network NSW to

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Daughter’s loss to lymphoma inspires legacy

Monday, 07 September 2015

In 1997, Laidley couple, Tom and Lindy Barton lost their only daughter Carly to lymphoma at the tender age of seventeen. The shock of the initial diagnosis and then the terrible loss took a heavy emotional and practical toll on the Barton’s who leaned heavily on

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Bartenders battle it out in U.G.L.Y. competition

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Things are about to get downright U.G.L.Y in bars, pubs, hotels and clubs as hundreds of bartenders across Queensland go head-to-head in a unique fundraising competition.

Now in its fifth year, the U.G.L.Y. (Understanding, Generous, Likeable, You) Bartender of the Year is an annual state-wide fundraising competition

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Townsville cancer patients on the way to recovery thanks to free exercise program

Thursday, 09 July 2015

Last week six local cancer patients were the first to complete a pioneering medical exercise program in Townsville.

The 12-week Fit to Thrive program, run by the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland and Aspire Fitness and Rehabilitation, is specifically designed to help blood cancer patients cope with treatment

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