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Clinical trial for high-risk MDS tests new drug combination 

A Phase I investigator-driven clinical trial, which is ready to recruit its first participant, gives Australian patients with high-risk MDS access to two new oral drugs. 

  • Clinical trials
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Research
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Supporting the advancement of science for Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia

Research to further scientific knowledge of the cause and treatment of the uncommon type of blood cancer, Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia (WM), is being co-funded by the Leukaemia Foundation. 

  • Other blood cancers
  • Research
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Targeting DCAF as a novel treatment strategy for therapy-resistant myeloma 

Meet the research team developing a myeloma treatment with maximum efficacy and minimal side effects

  • Myeloma
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Expert Series: Dr Michael Osborn discusses all aspects of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

More than 80% of children newly diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) are successfully treated today – an achievement deemed by Dr Michael Osborn as “one of the true success stories of modern medicine”. 

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Interviews with experts
  • Research
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Planned clinical trial offers access to new therapy for rare acute leukaemia

Professor David Curtis has focused his research on searching for new ways to treat early T-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ETP-ALL) which he describes as “a nasty type of leukaemia”. 

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Clinical trials
  • Research
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Expert Series: with Professor David Curtis

The ability to use haploidentical donors, or half matched donors, is the most important recent development in stem cell transplantation, says world leader in transplant research, Professor David Curtis. 

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Interviews with experts
  • Research
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AL amyloidosis Expert Series interview with Dr Hasib Sidiqi

We spoke to Dr Sidiqi about his specialising field of amyloidosis.

  • Amyloidosis
  • Interviews with experts
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PBAC recommends daratumumab for newly diagnosed AL amyloidosis

Daratumumab (Darzalex®) could be the first ever therapy to be approved in Australia for AL amyloidosis.

  • Amyloidosis
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Daratumumab

Expert Series: Prof. Wendy Erber – a tool predicting the potential progression of MPNs coming soon

Professor Wendy Erber and her research team in Western Australia are developing a monitoring tool they hope will identify MPN patients who will go on to develop leukaemia.

  • Interviews with experts
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Research
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Wendy Erber

Expert series interview: Dr Naranie Shanmuganathan on CML

The greatest unmet need in CML is the ability to predict outcomes at the time of diagnosis according to Dr Naranie Shanmuganathan, a consultant haematologist at Royal Adelaide Hospital and SA Pathology.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Interviews with experts
  • Research
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Dr Naranie Shanmuganathan

Expert Series: Dr Cameron Curley on transplantation and CAR-T therapy

Dr Cameron Curley describes CAR T-cell therapy as “arguably the biggest breakthrough in the treatment of many blood cancers in the last decade”. 

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Interviews with experts
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Dr Cameron Curley

Innovative new international trial for relapsed paediatric ALL opens soon

A clinical trial, due to open in mid-2022, will give young people access to two promising new ALL drugs.

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Clinical trials
  • Research
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Expert Series: Professor John Seymour

Find out why the clinical haematologist is dedicating his life to CLL.

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Interviews with experts
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John Seymour

Support for submission to MSAC for MRD testing reimbursement in ALL

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Dr Peter Diamond

MSAC advising on cilta-cel CAR T-cell therapy for myeloma

Ciltacabtagene autoleucel (cilta-cel), is being appraised by the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC) for listing on the Medicare Benefits Schedule. 

  • Myeloma
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Venetoclax moves us closer towards zero lives lost to blood cancer

  • Advocacy and policy
  • Research
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Treatment

Expert Series: Professor Andrew Perkins on MPN

It’s emerging in all cancers, but particularly in the MPNs, that “genomics is everything” according to Professor Andrew Perkins, an expert in myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN).

  • Interviews with experts
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Research
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Andrew Perkins and grandson Harry

New international trial for amyloidosis

In a first-ever Australian-French collaboration, an exciting new clinical trial, due to open before Christmas, will give Australians with relapsed or refractory AL amyloidosis access to a new drug combination. 

  • Amyloidosis
  • Clinical trials
  • Research
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Illustration of various treatments, pills, medicines

Expert Series: Dr Ilaria Pagani talks treatment-free remission in CML

Dr Pagani has a vision for a personalised approach to treatment-free remission in CML

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Interviews with experts
  • Research
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Dr Ilaria Pagani in the lab

Revised AML, DLBCL and HL Optimal Care Pathways released

Newly revised optimal care pathways (OCPs) provide best practice information for the treatment and care of people living with acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) and Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). 

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
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Blood-cancer-research

Expert Series: Dr Chun Fong on finding the keys to unlock AML

Dr Chun Fong believes that testing for measurable residual disease (MRD) is part of the answer.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Interviews with experts
  • Research
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Dr Chun Fong at the pub

New trial aimed at keeping people with AML in remission

A new platform trial, a world first, could have transformative implications for people with resistant AML. 

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Clinical trials
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Associate Professor Andrew Wei in the lab

Expert Series: Dr Piers Blombery on genomic testing

Dr Piers Blombery explains the basics of molecular testing which informs the treatment of blood cancer.   

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Interviews with experts
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Research
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Dr Piers Blombery

Genomic testing for mutations critical for CLL patients pre-treatment

Dr Piers Blombery specialises in genomic testing and heads Australia’s largest haematology laboratory. 

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Research
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International precision medicine clinical trials recruiting

Two new international clinical trials are expected to improve access to new therapies for Australians with MDS as part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s Trials Enabling Program (TEP).

  • Clinical trials
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Research
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AMLM23 Principal Investigator, Professor Paula Marlton

Aim of first-ever CMML study – to improve survival

A lot of ‘world firsts’ are involved in an Australian clinical trial that is taking a precision medicine approach to treating CMML, a neglected and serious rare blood cancer that is poorly understood.

  • Clinical trials
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
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Dan Thomas and CMML trial team

Expert Series: Dr Devendra Hiwase – more research needed for greater insight into MDS

Dr Devendra Hiwase thinks every patient with this rare form of blood cancer should have molecular profiling.

  • Interviews with experts
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
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Dr Devendra Hiwase

Improving infection prevention with drug optimisation

Julian Lindsay’s goal is to set up an international study aimed at improving survival and quality of life through drug optimisation.

  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Research
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Dr Julian Lindsay

Study examines COVID-19 vaccine response in low-grade lymphoma

An Australian study will examine the immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine in patients with the low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphomas.

  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Research
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Concord research group

Expert Series: AProf. Michael Dickinson discusses CAR T-cell therapy

Associate Professor Michael Dickinson says CAR T-cell therapy is a 'revolutionary step forward'.

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Interviews with experts
  • Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Research
  • Treatments and side-effects
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A/Prof. Dickinson enjoying gelato with his daughters in Melbourne