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Research project archive

Here you can find the life-saving research projects that have been funded by the Leukaemia Foundation.


  •  Visualising the mechanism of action of cancer therapies in MDS. Dean Tyler, The University of Melbourne & Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (VIC)
  • What factors drive immune response in acute myeloid leukaemia? Rebecca Austin, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute (QLD)
  • Harnessing the cell death pathway to develop novel therapies for leukaemia and lymphoma. Dr Stephanie Grabow, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (VIC)
  • Investigating the role of BLIMP1/PRDM1 and XBP1 as potential tumour suppressors in multiple myeloma. Dr Pasquale Fedele, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (VIC)
  • Operational funding for the ALLG Discovery Centre, (QLD)


  • Better blood cancer treatments. Prof Maher Gandhi, Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland Chair in Blood Cancer Research, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute.  

Two new grants-in-aid and one PhD scholarship received funding in 2014, totalling $319,336:

Research project funding media release (5 March 2014).



2010 – 2011

  • Immune competence following bone marrow transplantation.
  • How cells of the body’s immune system kill blood related malignancies.
  • A clinical trial to improve the treatment of AL amyloidosis.

2009 – 2010

  • New strategies to assist in the management of aggressive lymphoma.
  • New strategies for the treatment and prevention of Hodgkin lymphoma.
  • Molecular regulation of cell death and implications in platelet production.

2008 – 2009

  • Targeted Modulation of Antigen Presenting Cells in Graft Versus Host Disease.
  • Targeting Myb in human leukaemia.
  • Development of dendritic cell biomarker antibodies and applications in leukaemia.
  • Molecular prognostication in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.
  • A novel mechanism of immunosuppression in B-cell lymphomas.
  • Developing a vaccine strategy to treat EBV-associated Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

More information

» Current research funding opportunities
» Blood cancer research at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research

Last updated on December 11th, 2019

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