Blood cancer research forum

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As part of our 40th anniversary celebrations in 2015, we co-hosted a public research forum in Brisbane on Thursday 23 July.

This evening event, held in partnership with UQ Diamantina Institute, was an opportunity for supporters to hear about the latest advances in blood cancer research offering hope to patients.

The Beating Blood Cancers forum was held in the TRI Auditorium, PA Hospital Campus, Woolloongabba.

The latest research

Leading blood cancer experts discussed the latest developments in the laboratory, and a young father shared his experience of being diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. Audience members also had the opportunity to ask questions.

The speakers

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Professor Maher Gandhi
Leukaemia Foundation Queensland Chair in Blood Cancer Research at UQ Diamantina Institute.
Dr Andrew Moore
Group Leader of the Childhood Leukaemia Research Lab at UQ Diamantina Institute, Paediatric Oncologist at Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital; Director of the Qld Children’s Tumour Bank.
Associate Professor
Paula Marlton

Head of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Services and Deputy Director of Haematology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital; Director of the ALLG Tissue Bank.

World-class research

We partner with a number of research institutes across the state and country to find improved treatments and take us closer to cures for all blood cancer patients.

UQ Diamantina Institute is one of our partners and where researchers are working hard to find innovative treatment options for those who need it most, thanks to support from the Leukaemia Foundation.

Spotlight on blood cancer

Every day, 35 Australians are diagnosed with blood cancers, like leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma, and they kill more Australians than breast cancer or skin cancer.

In fact, blood cancers are the third biggest cause of cancer death in Australia, behind only lung and bowel cancer.

You can watch the forum on YouTube.

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