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Personalised approach to treatment has given significant hope
Nowhere has the success of personalised medicine been more evident than in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) and Irish patients have benefited greatly.
New myeloma treatments are prolonging lives
Innovative drug trials have doubled the average survival for people with myeloma in Ireland and, in the future, could make this a chronic rather than a terminal disease.
What is the true cost of innovation in cancer research?
The huge advances in treatment for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia has transformed patients’ lives, but the challenge is balancing innovation and affordability.
250 cases of multiple myeloma diagnosed annually in Ireland
Multiple myeloma is characterised by anaemia, bone damage and kidney failure. It is the second most common malignancy involving cells originating within the bone marrow.
Genetic markers have improved treatment strategies
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia is the most common leukaemia in the western world, affecting around 1 in 30,000 individuals. Ireland sees around 250 new cases each year.
Ireland leads the way in pioneering treatments for haemophilia
Ireland is taking a leading role in the development of exciting new treatments for haemophilia, raising the spectre of a ‘cure’.
Getting new drugs to patients faster through clinical trials
Professor Michael O’Dwyer is director of Blood Cancer Network Ireland (BCNI), which aims to facilitate patient access to innovative blood cancer therapies through participation in early stage, or Phase I, clinical trials.
Outlook for blood cancer patients improves
Every year, around 1,500 people in Ireland are diagnosed with blood cancer – an umbrella term for cancers that affect the blood, bone marrow and lymphatic system.
Investments and collaboration bring more hope for patients
Research investments and collaborative efforts aimed at improving treatment choice, public awareness is driving Irish blood cancer patients towards a more positive future.
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