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 June 2019

Journal of Cancer Survivorship The survivorship experience for patients with metastatic melanoma on immune checkpoint and BRAF-MEK inhibitors Julia Lai-Kwon, Chloe Khoo, Serigne Lo, Donna Milne, Mustafa Mohamed, Jeanette Raleigh, Kortnye Smith, Karolina Lisy, Shahneen Sandhu, Michael Jefford Original Research First Online: 04 June 2019 (https://doi.org/10.1007/s11764-019-00770-0) The lancet Neoadjuvant dabrafenib combined with trametinib for resectable, stage IIIB–C, BRAFV600 mutation-positive melanoma (NeoCombi): a single-arm, open-label, single-centre, phase 2 trial […]

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The incidence and survival of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer in patients with vitiligo: A nationwide population-based matched cohort study in Korea

Source: MDLinx, July 2019 Researchers conducted this retrospective, matched cohort study to quantify the incidence of melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) in Korean vitiligo patients and compare it with their matched non-vitiligo controls. The study sample consisted of 131,245 incident vitiligo cases and 2,624,900 age and sex-matched (1:20) controls at index date, who were […]

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Protein linked to aggressive skin cancer

Source: ScienceDaily, July 2019 Almost 300,000 people worldwide develop malignant melanoma each year. The disease is the most serious form of skin cancer and the number of cases reported annually is increasing, making skin cancer one of Sweden’s most common forms of cancer. A research team at Lund University in Sweden has studied a protein […]

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Management of Stage III Melanoma

Source: OncLive, July 2019 Transcript: Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD: Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer, but unprecedented advances in immunotherapy and targeted agents have led to safer and more effective ways to treat this disease. Today I’m joined by a panel of experts in melanoma to delve into the latest studies, including the […]

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