Myeloma News: March 2020 | Leukaemia Foundation

Myeloma News: March 2020

Blood cancer and COVID-19

Viruses & blood cancer – what you need to know

Including coronavirus prevention information.

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Kellie and Rita

The tale of 'the terrible twosome' #kickingmyelomasbutt

After meeting at a Leukaemia Foundation support group following their myeloma diagnoses, Kellie and Rita have been close friends who are tackling the disease together.

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Mark Smyth, QIMR

Leukaemia Foundation invests $2.6m+ in innovative myeloma research

Eight projects with the aim of better understanding and treating myeloma are being funded.

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Plitidepsin for myeloma

PBAC considers plitidepsin for myeloma 

This drug was among four blood cancer treatments to be considered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee.

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Caring for the Carer

A free online course for carers of people living with blood cancer.

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Jack Jacobson

Australians are swabbing a cheek to save a life

The Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR) has a campaign to recruit 5,000 new stem cell donors by September 2020 and the Leukaemia Foundation proudly supports this goal.

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What's CAR T-cell therapy?

Dr Levine talks about developing this therapy for adult myeloma.

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