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From kidney stones to chemo

Wayne Douglas spent more than half a lifetime working with heavy rock and concrete in the civil construction industry. In 2018, Wayne joined the roughly 2,600 people diagnosed with myeloma in Australia each year.

  • accommodation
  • bone lesion
  • chemotherapy
  • exercise
  • fatigue
  • male
  • Myeloma
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • regional
  • rural
  • Victoria
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Optimal Care Pathways for myeloma patients

  • Myeloma
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Optimal Care Pathways for myeloma – HCP

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Barry Du Bois loses his luscious locks for a cause that’s in his blood!

Barry Du Bois has today shaved off his locks in a nod to his own journey with the blood cancer myeloma, for the Leukaemia Foundation’s iconic World’s Greatest Shave. It’s no secret that this much-loved and well-known Aussie, has been living with the incurable blood cancer since he was diagnosed in 2017.

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Barry Du Bois Blood Cancer Month 2023

Access to best practice needed to reduce blood cancer mortality

Patients understand that clinical best practice care begins with an accurate and timely diagnosis.

  • Advocacy and policy
  • AML
  • Myeloma
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Access to best practice needed to reduce blood cancer mortality

Jennifer was diagnosed with myeloma at 27 years old

Jennifer Marx shares insight into being diagnosed with myeloma at almost 27 years old - a condition far more prevalent in older people. Jennifer shares how she navigated the healthcare system, managed treatment and relationships, and her experience having two autologous transplants.

  • Myeloma
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Jennifer Marx

PBAC considering selinexor for a third time

For the third time, selinexor (Xpovio®) will be considered by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) at its November 2022 meeting for the treatment of relapsed/refractory (R/R) myeloma. 

  • Myeloma
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Martin’s setting new records for remission and enjoying life while living with myeloma

During the 22 years Martin Boling has had myeloma, blood cancer of various types has affected four other members of his family too, not just him. 

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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

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From dialysis to blood cancer: Robert’s story

Northern Territory local Robert Smith had been living on dialysis for 12 years when he was diagnosed with myeloma. Robert discusses the importance that the support of his wife, Jo was in his journey. He takes us through his story — from diagnosis, to what it was like to travel to Adelaide for life-saving treatment and his recovery.

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Talking Blood Cancer