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

Indoor tanning may trigger gene mutation that boosts melanoma risk

Source: Reuters, May 2019 (Reuters Health) – Indoor tanning is associated with a higher risk of developing the deadly skin cancer melanoma at younger ages, and a recent study suggests the ultraviolet (UV) light in tanning beds may be triggering genetic mutations that can lead to skin malignancies. Researchers examined data on 114 melanoma patients […]

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Dr. Sullivan on Immunotherapy Approaches in Melanoma

Source: OncLive, May 2019 Ryan J. Sullivan, MD, assistant professor of medicine, Harvard Medical School, assistant professor of hematology/oncology, Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses treatment approaches with immunotherapy for patients with melanoma. Patients with BRAF-mutant or BRAF wild-type melanoma who are eligible for immunotherapy can receive single-agent PD-1 inhibition or combination immunotherapy comprised of a PD-1 inhibitor and a […]

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Melanoma Research Alliance Announces $8.2 Million for 33 Grant Awards to Advance Melanoma Research

Source: Yahoo Finance, May 2019 WASHINGTON, D.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– In advance of Melanoma Awareness Month, the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), the largest non-profit funder of melanoma research, today announced funding for 33 innovative research awards totaling $8.26 million. The newly selected research awards will address critical unmet needs in melanoma detection, prognostication and treatment. Five awards […]

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Predictive Utility of ctDNA in Melanoma Spurs Calls for Its Inclusion in Clinical Trials

Source: Cancer Therapy Advisor, May 2019 The detection of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) before surgery independently predicted survival outcomes among patients with high-risk stage III melanoma in a study recently published in the Annals of Oncology.1 Although further validation is required, the study findings, along with the growing body of evidence that shows the prognostic utility of […]

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