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Local Media Educated on Leukemia.

An eclectic array of Accra based journalists from the various media houses were treated to a healthy educational seminar focused on Leukemia at the Headlines Hospitality center in Labone a suburb of Accra on Wednesday January 24 2007 organized by DWIB Leukemia Trust led by Mr. Danny Whyte.

More (http://www.sunnyfmonline.com)

   

Tuskegee's ghosts: Fear hinders black marrow donation

In 1982, transplant surgeon Dr. Clive Callender and his colleagues sat down to took a look at African-American organ donation numbers, and they were grim.

While blacks represented about 12 percent of the U.S. population, they represented only about 3 percent of organ donors.

More (http://www.cnn.com/)

   

Cancer dad Graham in new battle

INSPIRATIONAL Graham Birch, the Nuneaton dad whose battle against blood cancer galvanised the town, has been admitted to hospital with a serious infection.

He is being barrier-nursed at the town's George Eliot Hospital with only his wife, Maggie, allowed at his bedside. He has developed a chest infection.

More (http://iccoventry.icnetwork.co.uk)

   

Centrelink grants leukaemia sufferer pension

Centrelink has done a backflip on its decision not to grant a 16-year-old leukaemia sufferer a disability support pension.

Perth boy Matthew Pearce had his application rejected on the grounds that his illness is not permanent.

More (http://www.abc.net.au/)

   

Drug errors hit one in five young leukaemia sufferers

A FIFTH of children treated for leukaemia may not receive the appropriate chemotherapy regime because of medication errors, a study suggests.

The research, published in the journal Cancer, involved 69 children who were treated as outpatients, receiving 172 medications between them.

More (http://www.timesonline.co.uk)

   

CVIAQ raise money for Leukaemia Foundation

The transport industry contributed at this weekends annual Commercial Vehicle Industry Association of Queensland (CVIAQ) Charity Dinner, raising much needed money for the Leukaemia Foundation.

The CVIAQ Charity Dinner has previously contributed over $300,000 to support the Foundation and last Saturday’s event added almost$140,000 of additional funds.

More (http://www.busnews.com)

   

Man and penguin cycle across Nullabor

A 50-year-old man is cycling across the Nullarbor and beyond with a giant inflatable penguin called Percy to raise money for children's cancer research.

Deputy prime minister Mark Vaile said Patrick Thompson had left Margaret River in Western Australia today on an estimated 80-day trek to Taree on the NSW mid-north coast.

More (http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au)

   

Ride of a lifetime to help children with leukaemia

Motorcycle fan Terry Jones is to tackle a once-in-a-lifetime ride across North America.

And every mile of the 5,500 he covers will be in aid of children battling leukaemia.

Mr Jones, joint managing director of Keighley

More (http://www.thisisbradford.co.uk)

   

Study finds no link between leukaemia risk, nuclear plants

Most studies that have examined cancer risk near nuclear installations have looked only at how far a child lives from the plant, Dr Jacqueline Clavel of Universite Paris Sud, Villejuif and colleagues note, assuming that the greater the distance, the lower the radiation exposure.

More (http://www.nzherald.co.nz)

   

Leukaemia drug trial shows 83 per cent success rate

Dr Peter Hillmen, consultant haematologist at Leeds General Infirmary, revealed the results of the study into the drug for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL), the most common form of blood cancer.

More (http://www.leedstoday.net)

   

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