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About the Hovon 150 Trial

The aim of the HOVON 150 trial* is to recruit 968 patients with a particular mutation, related to AML.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
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You stepped up for Jack and his family in their darkest hour

Jack was 22 years old when he was diagnosed with a dangerous blood disorder called aplastic anaemia.

  • Other blood cancers
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Thank you for keeping Gavin’s family close during a bone marrow transplant

Gavin thought leukaemia was only a children’s cancer until the day his shock diagnosis completely changed his family forever.  

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Support services
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Gavin Hill outside in the garden

You’re there for teenagers with blood cancer through every setback and every victory

After relapse last year, Siobhan knew her Leukaemia Foundation family would be there for her again.

  • Support services
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You helped Jenny navigate her diagnosis

Jenny connected with the vital information she needed to find her best treatment and take on her blood cancer with confidence. 

  • Support services
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Long-term research breakthrough

Generous support helped deliver a research breakthrough that could lead to the first drug approved for patients with AL amyloidosis.  

  • Amyloidosis
  • Research
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Professor Peter Mollee

Hope for new blood cancer therapies

Dr Liesl Butler  is just one of the promising young blood cancer researchers boosted by kind supporters.

  • Research
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You’re putting the human into blood cancer treatment

After being diagnosed with an aggressive blood cancer, Sherma was left without access to the supportive care she need.  

  • Support services
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Blood Cancer Taskforce develops national plan

The Blood Cancer Taskforce has brought the Australian blood cancer community together to develop the first National Strategic Action Plan for Blood Cancer.  

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Advocacy and policy
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Searching for “more effective and gentler” therapies for AML

The Professor of Harvard University’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology spoke with us about why he chose this line of work, and his research objectives.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Research
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Dr David Scadden at a lab meeting at Harvard University

Expert interview series: Dr David Yeung discusses CML

The researcher and haematologist takes us on a deep dive into chronic myeloid leukaemia.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Research
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David Yeung

 Adding the microenvironment to the AML therapy mix improves efficacy   

Associate Professor Ingrid Wrinkler's findings have "opened up a whole new field".

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Research
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Ingrid Winker and Valerie Barbier

Leukaemia Foundation invests almost $3m in innovative AML research

Seven research projects that are part of the National Research Program focus on better understanding and treating acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). 

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Research
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Dr Laura Bray

Carrie – our new Chair – knows blood cancer from experience 

Carrie Hillyard was "in the middle of absolutely nowhere" when she was struck with symptoms of blood cancer.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
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Chair of the Leukaemia Foundation, Dr Carrie Hillyard

Five-year prognosis unacceptable to CML warrior Rona

Rona Wall was diagnosed with CML in January 2002 after noticing that a large black bruise on her arm hadn’t healed after six weeks.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Rona out to her first lunch since COVID-19

Understanding MDS and the biological processes driving treatment response

Dr Steven Lane hopes to understand how myelodysplasia (MDS) forms from normal cells.

  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Research
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Steven Lane in the lab

What’s CAR T-cell therapy?

Dr Bruce Levine explains how it works and why.

  • Research
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Bruce Levine

Be aware of charity scams

Read these tips from Scamwatch on how to identify charity scammers.

  • Our supporters
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Tereena goes to her “happy place” when she’s in pain or discomfort

Meet Tereena Cocks, who has practised meditation and visualisation almost as long as she’s been living with blood cancer – nearly half her life.

  • Lifestyle and living well
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
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Life’s good for Michael thanks to Ibrutinib

Michael van Ewijk “hasn’t looked back” since taking ibrutinib.

  • Other blood cancers
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Michael van Ewik and Elizabeth in Sydney