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Same cancer, same drug but our access to treatment was anything but consistent

They’re three women all battling an incurable type of blood cancer, but Neda, Nikki and Shirley have felt hardship in very different ways.

  • Myeloma
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Neda Masters

Daratumumab – first new myeloma agent PBAC-recommended in years

The drug has received a positive recommendation for PBS listing.

  • Advocacy and policy
  • Myeloma
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Darzalex

Shirley’s “so well” on her latest treatment – daratumumab

Shirley Irwin has had radiotherapy and two transplants, had surgery, five different lines of treatment, and relapsed twice.

  • Myeloma
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Bruce and Shirley Irwin on the beach

Research aims to improve QOL by decreasing treatment toxicity

Kate Vandyke is leading exciting research examining whether a new inhibitor can be used to prepare myeloma patients for therapies and increase their efficacy.

  • Myeloma
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Kate van Dyke

One in 110,000: Neda’s Story

Neda has experienced first-hand the benefit of Leukaemia Foundation support services - all thanks to the generosity of Australians.

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Davina’s selfless generosity could spark research breakthrough

Through a Gift in her Will, Davina's been able to fund strategic research projects to help people with blood cancer.

  • Myeloma
  • Our supporters
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Davina Sickerdick standing outside Buckingham Palace in London

Jeanette takes nothing for granted

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Jeanette Kingston and family on the beach

First ‘next generation’ genetic test available in six months

Australian patient outcomes in the rapidly changing fields of genetic testing and precision medicine has been accelerated by Leukaemia Foundation funding. 

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  • Research
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Anna Brown in the lab

The tale of ‘the terrible twosome’ #kickingmyelomasbutt

Kellie and Rita have walked the same path since their diagnoses, but they've had very different experiences.

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Kellie and Rita

Novel combination therapy now available for myeloma patients through PBS

The Leukaemia Foundation has welcomed news that a new novel combination therapy option will now be available to more myeloma patients through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

  • Advocacy and policy
  • Media releases
  • Myeloma
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