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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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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

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

Rick’s “very happy” with his decision to change to generic imatinib

Rick Razey changed his prescription to generic imatinib twice – most recently to Cipla Imatinib because profits from this drug are donated to the Leukaemia Foundation.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Rick Razey and family

Q&A: Professor Timothy Hughes – Part 1

We spoke to world leader in CML research, Professor Timothy Hughes.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Research
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Timothy Hughes presenting

Q&A: Professor Timothy Hughes – Part 2

Here is part two of our interview with world leader in CML research, Professor Timothy Hughes.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Research
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Timothy Hughes

“I was diagnosed with CML then found out I was pregnant”

Elle Halliwell found out she was pregnant in early 2016 – two days after being told she had CML.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Elle Halliwell

I’ve beaten a heart attack and CML

Since Chris Davis’ diagnosis with chronic myeloid leukaemia, he’s had three different treatments, endured debilitating side-effects, has taken part in an international clinical trial and is now disease-free.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Chris next to a Leukaemia Foundation car

A bone marrow transplant saved Judi’s life after a shock diagnosis

Back in 1993, the only person who could save Judi life was her second cousin, Sandra.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Since her life-saving bone marrow transplant, Judi Haidley has travelled extensively across Australia and overseas, including to Petra in Jordan in 2006.

Cipla generic imatinib benefits Leukaemia Foundation

Read about the benefits of choosing a generic brand of imatinib.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Asciminib – the biggest breakthrough yet in CML treatment

Asciminib, is the biggest breakthrough in CML treatment this century.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Lisa McNeil

Q&A: Generic imatinib

Haematologist Dr David Yeung answers FAQs about generic imatinib.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Asciminib – the best treatment Lisa’s had in 16 years

Lisa McNeil is happy with the delayed decision she made in 2015 to go on a Phase I trial for a new CML drug – asciminib. 

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Lisa and husband Jaimie

Make Blood Cancer Visible

Download this beautiful collection of stories shared by Australians who have faced blood cancer.

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Other blood cancers
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“My thoughts were of total disbelief”

Judi was diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukaemia nearly three decades ago.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
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Judi and Dr Simon Durrant

Go generic for research

There’s now an innovative way for people living with chronic myeloid leukaemia to support vitally needed medical research. 

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Research
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