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

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Clare Oliver Donations

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Education at mammogram impacts skin cancer awareness

Source: Dermatology Times, November 2018 A recent study shows that a significant number of patients scheduled for a regular screening for breast cancer showed interest and could easily be encouraged to further screen for melanoma via self-skin examination (SSE) when given the opportunity and instructions to do so in an outpatient mammography environment. The introduction […]

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The Naked Truth: Panel Urges Patients to Get Checked from Head to Toe for Melanoma

Source: Cure Today, November 2018 While early detection of melanoma could be life-saving, there is still much work to be done by both patients and physicians to ensure that people are receiving thorough full-body checks at the dermatologist. At the Melanoma Action Coalition Fall Conference, a group of clinicians, patients, survivors and advocates met to […]

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Study Shows Efficacy of Neoadjuvant Combo Therapy in Melanoma, Cautions Toxicity

Source: Specialty Pharmacy Times, November 2018 A neoadjuvant therapeutic approach demonstrated a clinical benefit for patients with high-risk melanoma, but toxicity concerns suggest the need for further optimization to reduce adverse effects, according to a new study. In the phase 2 study, which was published in Nature Medicine, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson […]

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