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

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

Study Suggests Which Melanoma Patients May Avoid Sentinel Node Biopsy

Results from a large cohort study indicate that a proportion of stage pT1b-pT2a melanoma patients could potentially avoid entinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB).

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Source of DNA mutations in melanoma

The mutations that give rise to melanoma result from a chemical conversion in DNA fueled by sunlight — not just a DNA copying error as previously believed, reports a study by Van Andel Institute scientists published today in Science Advances.

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Melanoma incidence, prevalence have increased in US in recent decades

While melanoma incidence and prevalence in the U.S. increased between 1990 and 2019, mortality rates remained stable over that time, according to findings from a mathematical model.

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The story behind the scar on Olympic veteran Cate Campbell’s arm

The story behind the deep scar on four-time Olympic veteran and newly bronze medal winner Cate Campbell’s upper arm has been revealed – and it’s something all Australians need to hear.

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Posted in Melanoma News, Patients, Patient Stories