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Magrolimab – potential new treatment for newly diagnosed MDS

The treatment for newly diagnosed MDS will be available “very soon” to Australians in a clinical trial.

  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Research
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Familial research key to blood cancer prevention strategy

The Australian Familial Haematological Cancer Study (AFHCS) leads the world in the field and has a research cohort of more than 200 families with a history of blood cancer.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Research
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AFHCS research team

Christine has a rare genetic predisposition to MDS

After losing her dad to MDS, and her brother’s diagnosis just a month before hers, Christine Heath’s family underwent genetic testing to understand whether their MDS could be hereditary.  

  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
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MDS-survivor, Danny now dedicated to raising awareness

This MDS World Awareness Day, Danny Palmer will celebrate achieving remission after undergoing a life-saving transplant earlier this year. He’s now committed to raising awareness of the many different blood cancers, encouraging others to donate blood and plasma, as well as fundraise in support of the community.

  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
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Danny Palmer

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

“Every two weeks I need two bags of blood”

Amber Walker has relied on fortnightly blood transfusions since being told she had blood cancer for the second time.

  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
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Amber Walker in hospital

Leukaemia Foundation invests in innovative MDS research 

Better understanding and treating MDS is the focus of five new research projects that are part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s National Research Program.

  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Research
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Professor Ulrich Steidl describes research as “a team sport”

Ulrich Steidl discusses his work as an experimental haematologist in MDS and AML.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Research
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Dr Ulrich Steidl

Haemo-globetrotter Bryan has blood tranfusions on his travels

Veteran traveller Bryan Mitchell, get treatment for his MDS as he journeys from country to country… until COVID-19 put a stop to his travels.  

  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
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Bryan sitting in a boat, with the Murray cod caught on a fishing trip at Lake Mulwala

Quest to better understand MDS and find out more effective therapies

When someone with MDS is treated with azacitidine (Vidaza®), it takes six months to find out if they are responding to the drug. Dr Unnikrishnan is working to change that.

  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Research
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Dr Ashwin Unnikrishnan