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

Does Where You Live Affect Melanoma Risk?

Source: The Dermatologist, February 2019 States with a higher incidence of melanoma and higher density of dermatologists had better survival rates, according to the findings of a recent study. Conversely, states with lower melanoma incidence had higher mortality rates.1 “This study is a bird’s eye view of melanoma survival in United States,” said Zachary Hopkins, […]

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Cook a snag, not yourself this Australia Day

Source: MYCG, February 2019 WE’RE being warned to be wary of just how much time we spend in the sun this Australia Day long weekend. Queensland Health has partnered with Surf Life Saving Queensland to remind us just how dangerous it is. It’s estimated that 2.1 million adults and 394,000 children were sunburnt in the […]

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Baby boomers ‘blase’ as NZ’s deadly melanoma rates remain highest in world

Source: Stuff, February 2019 When 66-year-old Mike Bourke gets dragged to the beach he scans the sand for red bodies. He’s part of a generational club and wonders who here will be the next member. Will it be the child building a sandcastle without a hat, or the woman laid out on the red mat, oiled up […]

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Dr. Triebel on the Rationale for a Novel Immunotherapy Combination in Melanoma

Source: OnClive, February 2019 Frederic Triebel, MD, PhD, chief scientific officer and chief medical director, Immutep Ltd, discusses the rationale for a novel immunotherapy combination in patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma. An ongoing study is looking at combining PD-1 inhibition, specifically pembrolizumab (Keytruda), with antigen-presenting cells in an attempt to block 2 checkpoints concurrently. […]

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