All posts in Myeloma

Charlie and family

Help Charlie’s Tuff fight against blood cancer

After seeing his older brother Charlie go through months of gruelling blood cancer treatment, Jamie Grant knew he wanted to do something to make a difference. When his workmates at Tuff Bullbars in Toowoomba said they wanted to get behind the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave, he thought it was the perfect opportunity. Before he […]

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Carrie and Jamie Hewett

I lost my locks for my dad

Most teenage girls wouldn’t dream of shaving their hair off, but most aren’t faced with their dad being diagnosed with a life-threatening blood cancer. Carrie Hewett was only 11 years old when her 37-year-old dad, Jamie, was diagnosed with myeloma, a blood cancer that gradually erodes the bones. “We were a very normal, happy family […]

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blog-Rick-Pearson

New drug combination offers new hope to patients

The Leukaemia Foundation is proud to have funded four researchers at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre working on the development of a new drug, CX-5461, currently being evaluated in a clinical trial for patients with advanced blood cancers. Results from the trial have been promising to date, however the research team has found that CX-5461 could be even more […]

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Myeloma_Ankit-Dutta

Unravelling the genetic mysteries of myeloma

Despite being the third most common blood cancer affecting more than 1500 Australians each year, mystery surrounds the development of myeloma. What we do know is that in almost every case, myeloma develops from a benign (non-cancerous) disease known as monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance (MGUS). We just don’t know how. Looking at the genes […]

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Jamie Hewett and his family

My family and friends are all that really matter

While myeloma is a lesser known blood cancer it is still a serious disease that affects 1500 Australians every year. Here Jamie Hewett shares how myeloma cost him his job and his home, but has left him with something much more valuable – a renewed appreciation for life and love. The 36-year-old described himself as a […]

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