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- Hundreds of fundraisers in Tuncurry came together to run for 24 hours and raise more than $50,000 for cancer research in the Great Lakes Relay For Life event in April. Ashley Duckworth, the event’s local hero, was treated for testicular cancer at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and shared the good news that he is now in remission.
- Lifehouse patient Doris Rose was given a surprise birthday celebration when she came in for radiation treatment on her 102nd birthday.
- Stu Stoddardt and his mates walked over 250km from Sydney to Newcastle and raised over $32,000 for Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, read the story in The Newcastle Herald and the Lakes Mail or watch it on NBN News.
- SBS News interviewed Chief Clinical Officer Michael Boyer and Lifehouse patient Caroline Bernardi about detection rates for lung and other cancers.
- Louise Crealy spoke to our Professor Michael Boyer on ABC PM about the extraordinary difference immunotherapy drugs are making for lung cancer patients, and interviewed patient Igor Mileusnic on the life-changing impact of his treatment.
- In welcome news for women with metastatic breast cancer, two drugs which significantly slow down the course of the disease have become affordable. Palbociclib and ribociclib are inhibitor drugs which have been shown in clinical trials to improve the length of time before the secondary cancer spreads, slowing down tumour growth for nearly a year. Elana McIntyre reports on it for Ten Eyewitness News.