26 August 2020 – MPA Webinar Series

Event #1 – Wed 26th August from 7pm to 830pm Topics: Dermatology and Melanoma Surgery Please register via the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/dermatology-and-melanoma-surgery-a-discussion-with-our-specialists-registration-116189932215?aff=ebdssbeac >> DOWNLOAD PDF for full details

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.

Cancer in the News

Feature Articles

Eganelisib/Nivolumab Combo Shows Positive Responses in Head and Neck Carcinoma, Melanoma

Positive response and disease control rates were observed in 2 separate studies when patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and melanoma received the combination of eganelisib (IPI-549), a selective PI3K-? inhibitor, and nivolumab (Opdivo).

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Deciding Between Adjuvant Targeted Therapy and Immunotherapy in BRAF+ Melanoma

When selecting between an adjuvant targeted therapy or immunotherapy for a patient with melanoma, it’s important to consider several factors, including the biologic behavior of the tumor, any comorbidities, toxicities, and patient concerns, according to Reinhard Dummer, MD.

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Improved dermoscopy training in residency should be prioritized

Dermoscopy training and education should be prioritized in resident education to increase melanoma detection, according to a study published in JAMA Dermatology.

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Low-Dose IL-2 Shows Promise in Colitis

Low doses of the recombinant T-cell growth factor interleukin 2 (IL-2, aldesleukin, Proleukin) were well tolerated among patients with moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis in a small 8-week study, with only one patient being withdrawn because of a dose-limiting toxicity, a researcher reported.

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