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Together we can outsmart cancer
Together we can outsmart cancer

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Melbourne researchers have identified a gene mutation in the leukemia cells of patients who become resistant to Venetoclax, a discovery which can be used to identify those at-risk of relapse and help improve outcomes from this breakthrough blood cancer drug.

Early support by ACRF has been key to the development the break-through blood cancer drug Venetoclax, and we're pleased to see research progressing even further to benefit at-risk patients.

https://www.acrf.com.au/news/blood-cancer/cancer-mutation-identified-as-driver-of-resistance-to-breakthrough-drug/
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“My name is Jennifer, I am 20 years old. 2018 was a big year for me. I finished my studies, graduated as a nurse, and two days after my final exam headed off overseas for 3 months to celebrate, tired but excited.

I was also diagnosed with cancer."

Read Jennifer's story of her journey with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, 'A bump in the Road' here: http://ow.ly/dwiz50kdiqp

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Scientists from The University of Queensland’s Diamantina Institute have discovered stem cells which form blood vessels in tumours, and have identified how to ‘switch the cells off’.

Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani said the study’s findings had 'enormous implications' for cancer patients.

ACRF is proud to have granted $16.1M in funding to Diamantina Insitute since 1999, including this year’s major grant related to the early detection of melanoma.

Read more here: http://ow.ly/xfYs50ka4mU
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Combining two cancer drugs has seen a potential breakthrough for women with metastatic breast cancer.

In a world first, breast cancer researchers at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre have successfully combined a drug that has shown promise in the treatment of chronic leukaemia with therapy used to treat breast cancer.

ACRF has awarded The Royal Melbourne Hospital with $1M in grants, and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre $7M since 2003, for cutting-edge cancer research equipment and technology.

Read more here: http://ow.ly/EiY750jUBcJ
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“In honour of my friend Briohne, who did not survive breast cancer, and the many other courageous people who are affected by this disease, I decided to raise funds for the ACRF through a head shave. ”

Read the inspiring story of Carol's headshave here:
https://www.acrf.com.au/news/fundraising-stories/carol/

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"How is it possible to beat this terrible disease that so many people are affected by? When you lose so many people to this terrible disease, cancer takes on a personal quality.

As a scientist, what made sense to me was focusing on raising money for cancer research, with the dream that one day a world without cancer would be possible...

This was the decision that lead me to my life-changing arctic adventure."

Read Jola's incredible story here: http://ow.ly/YRTU50jrgVc
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'Our entire family could not have been more shocked – we had no explanation for this... At 63 years old, you were supposed to be enjoying a well-earned break during retirement, not facing this awful disease’. – Michael, ACRF Supporter

To outsmart cancer, we need the brightest minds and the best resources possible. Please donate by 31 October to give families like Michael’s the time together that they deserve.

https://www.acrf.com.au/donate/womens-month/
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One in four Australian women will be diagnosed with cancer before 75.

Please, give generously today to help outsmart cancer.
Your donations will allow families like Michael's more precious time together. #LetsOutsmartCancer
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We’re making it even easier to fund life-saving cancer research by collaborating with NAB rewards. This means donating to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation is as simple as transferring points.

Learn more here http://ow.ly/HYU050jd7UJ
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‘Each morning, I still find myself expecting the phone to ring. I wish I could hear your voice and say hello. I really miss you Mum… but I am so grateful that advancements in cancer research gave you three and half more years with us.’ – Michael, ACRF Supporter

When you donate to ACRF, you equip Australia’s best cancer researches with the tools they need to give families like Krystyna and Michael’s more time together.

Please, donate by 31 October to support ground-breaking research during Women’s Cancer Month. Together we can outsmart cancer.

http://ow.ly/xV4X50jik53
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