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Decisions from the March PBAC meeting for CLL/SLL

Acalabrutinib (Calquence®) will be added to the therapy arsenal for CLL and SLL.

  • Advocacy and policy
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
  • Other blood cancers
  • Treatments and side-effects
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PBAC reconsidered plitidepsin for myeloma 

The Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee (PBAC) considered four blood cancer treatments at its March 2020 meeting including a drug for myeloma – plitidepsin (Aplidin®).

  • Advocacy and policy
  • Myeloma
  • Treatments and side-effects
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5,000 new stem cell donors by September 2020

More than 600 Australians have a potentially life-saving stem cell transplant each year.

  • Treatments and side-effects
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Jack Jacobsen

PBS listing of blinatumomab extended  

Australians with ALL and minimal residual disease (MRD) can now access blinatumomab on the PBS.

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Access to CAR-T therapy will now be available to Lymphoma patients

  • Media releases
  • Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Lisa Christie shares her stem cell transplant experience

Lisa Christie shares her experience of having a stem cell transplant following her diagnosis with AML.

  • Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Lisa with Jackson on the beach at Torquay, January 2019.

Cipla generic imatinib benefits Leukaemia Foundation

Read about the benefits of choosing a generic brand of imatinib.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Asciminib – the biggest breakthrough yet in CML treatment

Asciminib, is the biggest breakthrough in CML treatment this century.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Lisa McNeil

Q&A: Generic imatinib

Haematologist Dr David Yeung answers FAQs about generic imatinib.

  • Chronic myeloid leukaemia
  • Treatments and side-effects
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Vital cancer treatment now available through Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme

  • Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia
  • Media releases
  • Treatments and side-effects
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