26 August 2020 – MPA Webinar Series

Event #1 – Wed 26th August from 7pm to 830pm Topics: Dermatology and Melanoma Surgery Please register via the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/dermatology-and-melanoma-surgery-a-discussion-with-our-specialists-registration-116189932215?aff=ebdssbeac >> DOWNLOAD PDF for full details

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.

Cancer in the News

Feature Articles

Nivolumab plus ipilimumab for treatment-naïve metastatic uveal melanoma: An open-label, multicenter, phase II trial by the Spanish Multidisciplinary Melanoma Group (GEM-1402)

In this single-arm, phase II trial, researchers sought to evaluate the effectiveness of the combination of nivolumab (nivo) plus ipilimumab (ipi) as a first-line therapy with respect to the 12-month overall survival (OS) in patients with metastatic uveal melanoma (MUM) who are not eligible for liver resection.

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Posted in Melanoma News, Publications, Scientific Publications

New humanized mouse model provides insight into immunotherapy resistance

Scientists at The Wistar Institute have created an advanced humanized immune system mouse model that allows them to examine resistance to immune checkpoint blockade therapies in melanoma.

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Posted in Melanoma News, Health Professionals, Of Interest

Regression may predict good prognosis in stage 1 and 2 cutaneous melanomas

Disease regression was associated with improved recurrence-free survival and overall survival among certain patients with stage 1 and 2 cutaneous melanomas, according to a study.

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Incidence of thromboembolism in patients with melanoma on immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy and its adverse association with survival

Thromboembolism (TE) in cancer significantly contributes to morbidity and mortality. Little is known about the incidence of arterial TE (ATE) and venous TE (VTE) in patients with melanoma on immune checkpoint inhibitor (ICI) therapy.

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Posted in Melanoma News, Publications, Scientific Publications