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

CHMP Favors EU Approval of Keytruda for Advanced Melanoma Patients with Complete Tumor Resection

Source: Immuno-oncology News, December 2018 The Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP), an arm of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), has recommended the approval of Keytruda(pembrolizumab) for the treatment of advanced melanoma patients whose tumor has been completely removed in surgery. The European Commission will now review CHMP’s opinion before making a final decision regarding […]

READ MORE >

Posted in Melanoma News, Regulatory, Publications

Skin cancer deaths rates soar, mostly for men: study

Source: Medical Express, December 2018 Skin cancer deaths among men have soared in wealthy nations since 1985, with mortality rates among women rising more slowly or even declining, researchers told a medical conference in Glasgow Sunday. Reasons for the discrepancy between sexes are unclear but evidence suggests men are “less likely to protect themselves from […]

READ MORE >

Posted in Melanoma News, Health Professionals, Of Interest

Dr. Hamid on a Retrospective Analysis of Pembrolizumab in Melanoma

Source: OnClive, December 2018 Omid Hamid, MD, director of Research and Immuno-Oncology at The Angeles Clinic, discusses a retrospective analysis of pembrolizumab (Keytruda) in patients with melanoma. A pooled retrospective analysis of patients with metastatic melanoma treated with pembrolizumab on the KEYNOTE-001, -002, and -006 trials was presented at the 2018 ESMO Congress. Hamid says […]

READ MORE >

Posted in Melanoma News, Health Professionals, Video Reports

80 GALLONS OF FREE SUNSCREEN DISPENSED AS PUBLIC HEALTH CAMPAIGN WRAPS UP

Source: Santa Monica Mirror, December 2018 By Keldine Hull Sunscreen is a vital part of healthcare, which is why BrightGuard partnered with UCLA and IMPACT Melanoma this year to launch a public health campaign to encourage and support the use of sunscreen. BrightGuard Chief Sales Officer, Vice- President and Co- Founder Alex Beck was a […]

READ MORE >

Posted in Melanoma News, Health Professionals, Patients, Latest News, Of Interest