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

Melanoma Journal Articles for December 2018

Dove press Pathological complete response induced by neoadjuvant treatment using BRAF and MEK inhibitors in a patient with unresectable BRAF V600E-mutant malignant melanoma of the gallbladder Authors Yu Z, Quiroz E, Shen Y, Jaiyesimi IA Received 13 June 2018 Accepted for publication 16 August 2018 Published 4 December 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 8723—8728 DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OTT.S177111 […]

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Cutting-edge ‘avatar’ machines will ‘revolutionise’ detection of skin cancer and could save thousands of lives a year

Source: Daily Mail UK, January 2019 Cutting-edge technology is set to revolutionise skin cancer detection and could save thousands of lives a year. The ‘spectacular’ 3D imaging machines scan the body to create an avatar, which doctors will use to track skin spots. The Australian Cancer Research Foundation will provide a $9.9 million grant to […]

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Victorians need to get sun smart: study

Source: Mail Online, January 2019 Victorians are dropping the ball on skin protection from harmful UV rays, a study reveals. Five per cent of people observed over six weekends in January and February covered their arms at pools or beaches, The Cancer Council Victoria study released on Monday reveals. Yet 15 per cent of people […]

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Woman, 25, who lost her eye to cancer and was diagnosed with five tumours in her brain after having a seizure shares pictures of how she matches her elaborate eye patches to her outfits

Source: Daily Mail UK, January 2019 A 25-year-old woman who lost her eye to cancer takes her new look in her stride by matching her elaborate eye patches to her outfits. Jess Van Zeil, from Melbourne, was forced to have her left eye removed when she was diagnosed with an aggressive eye cancer called ocular melanoma […]

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