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Cutting-edge ‘avatar’ machines will ‘revolutionise’ detection of skin cancer and could save thousands of lives a year

Source: Daily Mail UK, January 2019 Cutting-edge technology is set to revolutionise skin cancer detection and could save thousands of lives a year. The ‘spectacular’ 3D imaging machines scan the body to create an avatar, which doctors will use to track skin spots. The Australian Cancer Research Foundation will provide a $9.9 million grant to […]

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Victorians need to get sun smart: study

Source: Mail Online, January 2019 Victorians are dropping the ball on skin protection from harmful UV rays, a study reveals. Five per cent of people observed over six weekends in January and February covered their arms at pools or beaches, The Cancer Council Victoria study released on Monday reveals. Yet 15 per cent of people […]

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Woman, 25, who lost her eye to cancer and was diagnosed with five tumours in her brain after having a seizure shares pictures of how she matches her elaborate eye patches to her outfits

Source: Daily Mail UK, January 2019 A 25-year-old woman who lost her eye to cancer takes her new look in her stride by matching her elaborate eye patches to her outfits. Jess Van Zeil, from Melbourne, was forced to have her left eye removed when she was diagnosed with an aggressive eye cancer called ocular melanoma […]

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Life expectancy for advanced melanoma patients has tripled since 2009

Source: 3AW693 News Talk, January 2019 Until recently there was no effective treatment for advanced melanoma. That’s changing, with world-leading Australian melanoma research tripling the life expectancy for some advanced melanoma patients since 2009. Last week, Professor Georgina Long and Professor Richard Scolyer from the Melanoma Institute of Australia were awarded the GSK Award for Research […]

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