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

Dr. Ribas on Immune-Related Adverse Events in Melanoma

Source: OncLive, March 2019 Antoni Ribas, MD, PhD, professor of medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, director, Tumor Immunology Program, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses immune-related adverse events (irAEs) in melanoma. With immune checkpoint inhibition, physicians have to be aware of the potential irAEs, which may include autoimmune reactions or inflammatory toxicities, says Ribas. Over […]

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Dr. Tawbi on Unmet Needs in Melanoma

Source: OncLive, March 2019 Hussein A. Tawbi, MD, PhD, associate professor, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses unmet needs in melanoma. There are many unmet needs in melanoma, one of which includes improving the cure rate with the least toxicity. Combination therapies are often used over the course of a patient’s treatment […]

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Researchers Develop New One-Two Punch Against Melanoma in Mouse Model

Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine, March 2019 Researchers at the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Johns Hopkins and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine report two new forms of an older anti-cancer agent they developed appear to enhance the immune system’s ability to fight melanoma in mice. The agents, dubbed s-DAB-IL-2 and s-DAB-IL-2(V6A), comprise a regulatory protein […]

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BU professor finds potential new treatment for melanoma

Source: The Daily Free Press, March 2019 Although melanoma — a type of skin cancer — is expected to claim 7,230 lives this year, according to the American Cancer Society, new hope for treating the disease is in the works at Boston University. The number of melanoma victims may decrease in the coming years with the […]

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