Interview with Helen Buckingham OAM

We recently sat down with Snowdome Board Director, Helen Buckingham OAM, to get her thoughts on the funding of a new immunotherapy treatment for myeloma, and how clinicians and patients can have their say.

‘Future of cancer treatment’ has just been approved

Reproduced from The Australian 7 June 2023 Natasha Robinson – Health Editor A new treatment, dubbed “the future of cancer therapy”, has been approved to treat a type of blood cancer in a step doctors are hailing as the beginning of a “total paradigm shift” in cancer care for the sickest patients who have failed … Continued

Vale Dr John Tandy

1949 – 2022. On 7 September 2022, Snowdome lost a much loved and admired member of our family, Dr John Tandy. John is the father of co-founder Rob Tandy, and his diagnosis of multiple myeloma in 2009 was the catalyst and part of the first chapter in the Snowdome story. Our vision is bound together … Continued

2023 MY Mount Eliza Festival Raises $70k for Myeloma Research

The 2023 My Mount Eliza Run & Fun Festival was a resounding success. Over 600 participants, plus many four-legged friends, ran or walked the course, raising $70,000 for valuable myeloma research. This takes the total raised through the Festival to an incredible $390,000 since first taking place in 2017. Geoff Nyssen, personally affected by multiple … Continued

Raising Fun. Raising Funds for Myeloma Research.

Communities are built on shared experiences, usually bound together by local champions. Geoff Nyssen, a Snowdome volunteer, is one such champion (pictured above, left). Wanting to nurture his own community to be happy, generous and resilient, he began the MY Mount Eliza Run & Fun Festival in 2017 that sees 1,000 people join in each … Continued

The Bloody Good Dinner

After a more than two-year interlude and three reschedules, the Bloody Good Dinner finally returned in November 2022. Guests were welcomed to the spectacular Botanica Marquee in the Royal Botanic Gardens, where they feasted on a glorious banquet inspired by the Mediterranean roots of the talented NOMAD Executive Chef, Jacqui Challinor.  The team at Blakes … Continued

Genomic Testing and Precision Medicine – an Evolution in Cancer Care

When the human genome was mapped (1990 – 2003) it accelerated the study of human biology and improved medical practice, including the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of blood cancer. Today at the Wilson Centre for Blood Cancer Genomics, researchers identify the genetic mutations causing a patient’s cancer, whether it will act aggressively and which treatments … Continued