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

New digital technologies may increase skin self-examination for melanoma

Source: Healio, June 2019 Participants were often not confident in their skin self-examination ability but value expert opinion from clinicians and are open to using technologies that help track skin lesions, according to a qualitative study from researchers at the University of Sydney. The study used semi-structured interviews that took place from June to December […]

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Blood test can measure effectiveness of treatments for aggressive skin cancers

Source: ECancer News, June 2019 Blood tests that track the amount of tumour DNA can – after only one month of drug therapy – detect how well treatment is working in patients with skin cancer, a new study finds. The study takes advantage of the nature of cancer cells, which die and are replaced by […]

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Liquid Biopsy of Melanoma Surgery Drainage Fluid Shows Promise for Recurrence Monitoring

Source: , June 2019 NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by investigators from the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) are pushing forward with efforts to validate a liquid biopsy technique  involving the extraction and analysis of extracellular vesicles from wound drainage fluid in melanoma patients who have a lymph node surgically removed.

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MELANOMA RATES CONTINUE TO INCREASE, SAYS CANADIAN DERMATOLOGY ASSOCIATION

Source: You Are Untitled, June 2019 The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) took the opportunity on World Melanoma Day (May 13) to urge Canadians to adopt sun-safe practices that will better protect them against melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. A new survey shows troubling trends in sun-safe behaviours among Canadians. This call to action from Canada’s […]

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