MDS e-News: October 2019 | Leukaemia Foundation

MDS e-News: October 2019

Merrick from Berwick has "reported for duty" since 2012

For almost eight years, this has been Brian Merrick’s greeting when entering the treatment room in Melbourne for his monthly round of azacitidine (Vidaza®) injections on a clinical trial.

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Quest to better understand MDS and find out more effective therapies

When someone with MDS is treated with azacitidine (Vidaza®), it takes six months to find out if they are responding to the drug. Dr Unnikrishnan is working to change that.

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'First of its kind' blood cancer report includes opportunities for improved treatment for MDS

The landmark report, State of the Nation: Blood Cancer in Australia, was released by the Leukaemia Foundation last month includes opportunities for improvement in treatment and care for MDS.

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ABMDR recruitment campaign - 5000 new stem cell donors by 2020

More than 600 Australians have a potentially life-saving stem cell transplant each year and of those needing a matched unrelated donor, more than 80% of their donors are sourced overseas.

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Shine a light on blood cancer at Light the Night

Where Australians come together at events across the nation to shine a light on blood cancer.

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