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

Apps can help you detect and track skin cancer, but are they safe?

Source: News Daily, June 2019 Australians are increasingly turning to their phones to keep an eye on suspicious skin spots, new research has shown – but medical experts have warned it’s not as foolproof as it sounds. Skin cancer apps for smartphones have been around for about five years, and claim to let users do […]

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Posted in Melanoma News, Patients, Patient Stories

Five-Year Outcomes with Dabrafenib plus Trametinib in Metastatic Melanoma

Source: Docwire, June 2019 BACKGROUND: Patients who have unresectable or metastatic melanoma with a BRAF V600E or V600K mutation have prolonged progression-free survival and overall survival when receiving treatment with BRAF inhibitors plus MEK inhibitors. However, long-term clinical outcomes in these patients remain undefined. To determine 5-year survival rates and clinical characteristics of the patients with durable […]

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Posted in Melanoma News, Health Professionals, Clinical Trials

Age at Diagnosis Impacts Timing and Extent of Melanoma Metastases

Source: Modern Medicine Network, June 2019 Elderly patients diagnosed with melanoma appear to experience less extensive metastatic disease than adults diagnosed at younger ages, despite shorter distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) times, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. “The number of metastatic sites decreased with increasing age at melanoma diagnosis” [P < […]

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Posted in Melanoma News, Health Professionals, Of Interest

Scientists grow precursors for human pigment cells

Source: Science Daily, June 2019 Our hair, skin and eyes are colored by a pigment called melanin, which is produced by pigment cells called melanocytes. Scientists have used stem cell technology to successfully create melanocyte precursor cells. These cells can be used in research on melanoma and other pigment cell-related illnesses. The findings were published […]

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Posted in Melanoma News, Health Professionals, Of Interest