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Mammino

Anthony’s grateful family honours his memory with gift

The family of a courageous father who lost his battle with blood cancer have made a generous gift to the Leukaemia Foundation to honour his memory and help other families facing blood cancer. Cris Leon, the Leukaemia Foundation’s General Manager in Queensland, has thanked the Mammino and Puglisi families for their incredibly generous $10,000 gift. […]

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World’s Greatest Shave: In the business of beating blood cancer

Adele Kerrison from CoreLogic in Brisbane shaved her hair in the office, alongside her brave colleagues, in support of her son who was diagnosed with leukaemia earlier this year. As we come to the end of our first major fundraising campaign of 2016, we have been blown away by the number of businesses from all over […]

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Blood and Marrow Transplantation Annual Congress

LIVE from Blood and Marrow Transplantation Annual Congress, Spain

Hi, my name is Elise Button and I am a haematology nurse from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. I’m writing from the Blood and Marrow Transplantation Annual Congress. I was awarded the inagurual Adem Crosby Haematology Nursing Award in 2014 to attend the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation Annual Congress 2016, which is this […]

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Examining the link between Down syndrome and blood cancer

People with Down syndrome have a heightened risk of developing a blood cancer or disorder, with research indicating an extra copy of a blood cell development gene might be responsible. The role of the gene, called the Erg gene, in predisposing to Down syndrome blood disorders is being examined by Dr Ashley Ng, a researcher at the […]

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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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Cassie Dickens

From QLD to UAE: sharing our nursing knowledge

Earlier this year we named Sunshine Coast nurse Cassie Dickens the recipient of the 2015 Adem Crosby Nursing Award. Cassie used her Award to enhance her professional development by attending the 5th Emirates Haematology Conference in Dubai. The phone call came through in the late afternoon on a weekday. Ten days later I was boarding a plane to […]

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Kathryn Huntley

A day in the life of…a Support Services Coordinator

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland’s Support Services Coordinators provide support and information for blood cancer patients and carers. They offer emotional support to patients with a blood cancer diagnosis, run information seminars, assist patients with Centrelink claims, and help with transport and finances – plus much more, as you’ll find out below! Kathryn Huntley is […]

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