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Ibrutinib listing to save patients thousands [Publish Date: 09/10/2017]

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The Leukaemia Foundation welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement today that the cancer medicine, IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) will be added to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Bill Petch, CEO at the Leukaemia Foundation said this announcement today is an important step forward for

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Ageing population increasing Queensland’s blood cancer burden [Publish Date: 17/01/2017]

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Blood cancer death rates in Queensland have soared by a third in just 10 years, a further symptom of the country’s ageing population, according to a new analysis.

The Leukaemia Foundation’s investigation shows the number of Australians dying from blood

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Towards better treatment outcomes in lymphoma by personalising medicine [Publish Date: 01/09/2016]

Non-Hodgkin LymphomaNew directions in treatment for lymphoma are increasingly based on ‘personalised medicine’, which means identifying the best treatment for an individual patient.

The Leukaemia Foundation’s Head of Blood Cancer Support, Anthony Steele, said the overall aim of this approach was to

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Car racing greats make comeback! [Publish Date: 10/05/2016]

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For the first time in years some of Australia’s well-known Bathurst racing greats will hit the track again, all for a good cause.

Although many would relish the opportunity to see the likes of Peter Brock,

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33,000 hands needed to knock off cancer [Publish Date: 15/04/2016]


The Leukaemia Foundation has launched a state-wide search for 16,500 pairs of hands to knock on doors, ring doorbells and ask Queenslanders to help open the door to a blood cancer cure.

Alarming new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics

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Queensland blood cancer deaths highest in a decade   [Publish Date: 08/03/2016]


The number of Queenslanders dying from blood cancer has reached its highest point since 2005, according to new statistics released today (March 08).

Latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show 837 people in Queensland died from leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma

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Exciting proposal to unite with the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia [Publish Date: 22/01/2016]

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The Board of Directors of both the Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland (LFQ) and the Leukaemia Foundation of Australia (LFA) are proposing the two entities unify in order to better address the needs of people with blood cancer and their

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REVEALED: The birthplace of the World’s Greatest Shave and its Chins [Publish Date: 14/01/2016]

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Love them or hate them, the home of the Leukaemia Foundation’s iconic Chins, and birthplace of the World’s Greatest Shave, can now finally be revealed.

Aussies are this year being urged to

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World-first test predicts treatment outcomes [Publish Date: 02/10/2015]


Prof Maher Gandhi

For the first time, Leukaemia Foundation-funded researchers in Brisbane have developed a test that will give patients with an aggressive form of lymphoma certainty about their treatment options.

Our chair in Blood Cancer Research at

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Clinical trials at your fingertips thanks to new app [Publish Date: 11/09/2015]

For the first time, Queensland doctors and blood cancer patients will have access to information about the latest breakthrough treatments at the press of a button on their mobile phone or tablet.

The Leukaemia Foundation of Queensland has worked with Haematology Clinical Research Network NSW to Read More

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