Reminder – Melanoma Consumer Breakfast this Saturday 6th October 2108

Sat 6th October 2018, 8:00-9:30am All members of the melanoma community are invited to attend a Melanoma Consumer Breakfast. The Breakfast is part of the Australasian Melanoma Conference – which also has great consumer forums. The program is on the website. All bookings can be made via the conference website http://australasianmelanoma.org/

Melanoma survivors march to honour lost friends and raise awareness

Melanoma has a reputation for being one of the most curable types of cancers, but that does not mean much to survivors such as Jay Allen and Aaron Kelly.

Free skin checks for South West community

The Bunbury Skin Cancer Clinic is partnering with melanomaWA to provide the community with free skin checks on February 24.

Townsville’s First Ever Twilight Melanoma March

She will next month join Townsville’s first ever twilight Melanoma March in honour of her mother, Gina Sellen, who lost her battle against the deadly cancer in 2016.

Cancer in the News

Feature Articles

Study hints why some melanomas more likely to spread

Usually starting as a blemish, skin cancer can quickly develop and spread to other parts of the body.

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Does polygenic risk influence associations between sun exposure and melanoma? A prospective cohort analysis

n a large population-based prospective study of men and women living in a setting of high ambient ultraviolet radiation, researchers explored the connection between ambient and personal ultraviolet exposure and incident melanoma, as well as analyzed potential gene-environment interactions.

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Adjuvant Therapy Transforms Treatment in Advanced Melanoma

Adjuvant therapy has revolutionized the field of melanoma by treating patients with resected disease with active regimens that have historically been used in the metastatic setting, said Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD.

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Biomarker Hunt Finds Potential With ctDNA in Melanoma

As the search for blood- and tissue-based biomarkers continues in localized and metastatic melanoma, circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) has emerged as a potential candidate for patients with BRAF-mutated disease, said David Polsky, MD, PhD.

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