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Leanne’s been treatment-free for five years

Leanne Pitman tells us the story of her 'scary' decision to stop her CML treatment.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Leanne and Ted Pitman

Expert interview series: Dr Susan Branford on molecular monitoring and drug resistance in CML

Professor Susan Branford’s work has underpinned many Australian and internationally significant developments in CML over the last 20 years.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Professor Susan Branford in the lab

Latest ALLG clinical trial recruiting for CML

Information on the latest clinical trial.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Molecule

Living with blood cancer and pets

Read our top tips on how to safely care for your pets while undergoing and recovering from treatment.

  • Lifestyle and living well
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Lyndell Wills with her dog Meggs

The importance of molecular response in CML

Dr Susan Branford's research involved assessing people with CML to determine if monitoring the level of disease during therapy using a molecular marker could predict treatment outcome.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Research
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Professor Susan Branford

Second drug treatment now controlling Leanne’s CML

Leanne Pitman knew she wasn’t well, but it took seven months before she was finally diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML).

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Leanne Pitman at the Penola café

Latest ALLG clinical trials recruiting for AML

Four clinical trials run by the Australasian Leukaemia & Lymphoma Group* (ALLG) are currently open to a range of people with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) across Australia.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Research
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Professor Andrew Wei

New 3D models could revolutionise drug testing

Dr Laura bray hopes her work will provide answers to the many unknowns faced by people with AML.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
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Dr Laura Bray in the lab 2

Why Dr Morrison pays attention to his vitamin C intake

Internationally recognised leader in stem cell research, Dr Sean Morrison, makes sure he gets his daily requirement of vitamin C – not a lot more and definitely no less!

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Research
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Dr Sean Morrison

Dr Traver’s fascination with how leukaemia happens

Dr David Traver is an experimental haematologist who specialises in haematopoiesis.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Research
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Dr David Traver

Developing mutation-specific targeted therapies for AML – “a new era of medicine has begun”

Dr Daniel Thomas brought us up-to-speed on his multi-faceted work in the field of myeloid leukaemia.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Research
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A/Prof Dan Thomas

The ups and downs of leukaemia… ‘one day at a time’

Geoff shares his story of his shock diagnosis with acute monocytic myeloid leukaemia - a sub-type of AML.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
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Geoffrey Hamilton knitting in hospital

Jane’s survived a second cancer diagnosis while on watch and wait

All Jane Blakely knew about leukaemia was that "people who have leukaemia die".

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
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Jane with her patchwork quilt

PBAC/PBS update on CLL/SLL therapies

Updates on three novel therapies for the treatment of CLL and SLL.

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
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Acalabrutinib

Deborah’s one of the first Aussies to have CAR T-cell therapy for CLL

Thirty-one days after Deborah Sims had an infusion of her own re-engineered T-cells in September, she was told her aggressive CLL was in remission and she may well be cured.

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
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Deborah Sims and children

Expert Series Q&A: with Dr Mary Ann Anderson

Dr Anderson was one of the key researchers involved in the discovery of the live-changing drug, venetoclax (Venclexta®).

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
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Mary Ann Anderson

“Mummy’s magic medicine” has made Deborah better

Deborah Sims kissed her children goodbye and moved to London in the hope of getting on a clinical trial.

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
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Deborah Sims and her children

Expert Series interview with Professor Constantine Tam on CLL–now and into the future

We spoke to Professor Con Tam on the latest in CLL research.

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Research
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Professor Constantine Tam

Expert Series Q&A with Professor Judith Trotman

We had an in-depth chat with the Head of Haematology at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney about her career highlights, lymphoma research news and how her international collaborative group, Women in Lymohonma is instigating change.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Research
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Professor Judith Trotman

“You come back, and you get back into life” – that’s how Patrick lives with two lymphomas

Patrick won't let his lymphomas stop him from achieving his two milestones - to walk 10 kilometres, and to swim 200 metres butterfly!

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
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Patrick Devine with Ros walking