Latest News – Melanoma Research Victoria https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au Wed, 20 Jan 2021 06:08:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Latest News – Melanoma Research Victoria https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au 32 32 World first melanoma success in Australia prompts new trial https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/world-first-melanoma-success-in-australia-prompts-new-trial Wed, 20 Jan 2021 06:04:55 +0000 https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/?p=16239 A Sydney man who was seriously ill with advanced melanoma has made a remarkable recovery after receiving a drug reserved for breast and ovarian cancer.

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Source: 9NEWS, January 2021

A Sydney man who was seriously ill with advanced melanoma has made a remarkable recovery after receiving a drug reserved for breast and ovarian cancer.
Charles Hanna had exhausted all treatments for his cancer, but tumours in his upper abdomen have now vanished.
His world-first case has prompted the Melanoma Institute to run a new clinical trial.

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Sydney man recovers from advanced melanoma in unconventional treatment https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/sydney-man-recovers-from-advanced-melanoma-in-unconventional-treatment Tue, 19 Jan 2021 05:28:50 +0000 https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/?p=16233 A Sydney man has recovered from advanced melanoma thanks to a drug usually used for breast and ovarian cancer, prompting the Melanoma Institute to run a new clinical trial.

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Source: 9NEWS, January 2021

A Sydney man has recovered from advanced melanoma thanks to a drug usually used for breast and ovarian cancer, prompting the Melanoma Institute to run a new clinical trial.

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Skin checks reveal dark side of sun exposure for surfers, swimmers, SUPs https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/skin-checks-reveal-dark-side-of-sun-exposure-for-surfers-swimmers-sups Fri, 15 Jan 2021 12:40:56 +0000 https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/?p=16209 Surfers, swimmers and stand-up paddle boarders get melanoma at six times the rate of the general population, according to an Australian-first Southern Cross University study.

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Source: Mirage News, November 2020

Surfers, swimmers and stand-up paddle boarders get melanoma at six times the rate of the general population, according to an Australian-first Southern Cross University study.

The findings are based on the analysis of more than 180 ocean users from the Gold Coast and the NSW North Coast who volunteered for skin checks as part of the project.

Among them were some of the world’s top-ranked surfers.

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Cancer in US teens has soared since 1970s, study finds https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/cancer-in-us-teens-has-soared-since-1970s-study-finds Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:49:54 +0000 https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/?p=16172 More teens are being diagnosed with kidney, breast, colorectal and other cancers at an alarming rate, a new study found.

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Source: New York Post, December 2020

More teens are being diagnosed with kidney, breast, colorectal and other cancers at an alarming rate, a new study found.

In the past 50 years, cancer cases among American teenagers and young adults have escalated by 30%, according to research by Penn State College of Medicine, which includes health profiles from over half a million cancer patients aged 15 to 39, between 1973 and 2015.

Kidney cancer diagnoses tripled during that time, followed by sharp rises in thyroid and gastrointestinal cancers.

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Reliable Sunscreen Testing Still A Burning Issue In NZ https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/reliable-sunscreen-testing-still-a-burning-issue-in-nz Thu, 07 Jan 2021 05:46:30 +0000 https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/?p=16170 Another summer, another Consumer New Zealand story on the reliability of sunscreens and the inevitable calls from the publication for more stringent regulations on the product.

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Source: Scoop Independent News, December 2020

Another summer, another Consumer New Zealand story on the reliability of sunscreens and the inevitable calls from the publication for more stringent regulations on the product.

Consumer healthcare products industry body, Consumer Healthcare Products New Zealand (CHPNZ), today reminded consumers that all sun-care products that fully comply with New Zealand’s current standards and guidelines for sunscreen products, and are stored and used according to the instructions, are safe, reliable and offer effective sun protection.

“The testing of sunscreens is a fraught business – variable and often subjective as it is carried on skin which is variable,” comments CHPNZ executive director Scott Milne. “We have not been privy to the methodology Consumer uses, but the industry standard is to test on ten subjects.”

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Artificial intelligence could be the key to better skin cancer detection in North Queensland https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/artificial-intelligence-could-be-the-key-to-better-skin-cancer-detection-in-north-queensland Mon, 04 Jan 2021 05:13:45 +0000 https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/?p=16148 The trained human eye is rather good at finding skin spots that could be cancerous, but even the best doctors can’t come close to matching the skills of artificial intelligence (AI).

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Source: ABC News, December 2020

The trained human eye is rather good at finding skin spots that could be cancerous, but even the best doctors can’t come close to matching the skills of artificial intelligence (AI).

North Queensland, which has some of the most dangerous UV ratings in the world, will be a trial site for AI technology that could save countless Australian lives.

“We have some of highest rates [of skin cancer] in the world,” said the clinical director at the North Queensland Skin Centre, Dr Jeremy Hudson.

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A Cult Skincare Brand’s Doing Free Skin Checks In Bondi This Summer So Get Your Moles Seen To https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/a-cult-skincare-brands-doing-free-skin-checks-in-bondi-this-summer-so-get-your-moles-seen-to Fri, 01 Jan 2021 05:05:59 +0000 https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/?p=16143 In these harsh Australian climes, regular skin checks are muy bloody importante for the early detection of skin cancer and melanoma.

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Source: Pedestrian Daily, December 2020

In these harsh Australian climes, regular skin checks are muy bloody importante for the early detection of skin cancer and melanoma.

Cult skincare brand La Roche-Posay have got your back in this, and to prove it, they’ve teamed up with Skin Check Champions to sling sling free screenings to Sydney folks.

This week saw the unveiling the 365+ Summer Skin Lab By La Roche-Posay, a shiny new pop-up in sunny Bondi.

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Cairns Hospital to become leading melanoma research centre https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/cairns-hospital-to-become-leading-melanoma-research-centre Thu, 24 Dec 2020 04:07:31 +0000 https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/?p=16104 With over a dozen treatment trials currently underway, our region’s leading the way in combatting the melanoma crisis.

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Source: Cairns Central, November 2020

With over a dozen treatment trials currently underway, our region’s leading the way in combatting the melanoma crisis.

The latest research into melanoma treatment was showcased at the Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service’s annual Research and Innovation Symposium on Friday.

Cairns Hospital medical oncologist Dr Megan Lyle, a key speaker at the symposium, revealed the organisation has been selected – in some cases – as the country’s only regional site for melanoma treatments trials.

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Skin cancer risk from tanning, sunbathing worse than previously thought https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/skin-cancer-risk-from-tanning-sunbathing-worse-than-previously-thought Thu, 17 Dec 2020 06:40:34 +0000 https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/?p=16076 The risk of getting skin cancer from tanning beds or sunbathing appears to be much worse than many think.

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Source: StudyFinds, November 2020

The risk of getting skin cancer from tanning beds or sunbathing appears to be much worse than many think.

Scientists at Washington State University say exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light triggers multiple mutations.

The study finds exposure to DNA-damaging ultraviolet light used in tanning beds could cause malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.

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Blood Test Could Predict the Best Type of Treatment for Metastatic Melanoma https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/blood-test-could-predict-the-best-type-of-treatment-for-metastatic-melanoma Fri, 04 Dec 2020 06:48:13 +0000 https://melanomaresearchvic.com.au/?p=16051 A new study finds that people with lower levels of tumor DNA in their blood stream may be better candidates for immune checkpoint inhibitors as a first treatment.

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Source: survivornet, October 2020

A new study finds that people with lower levels of tumor DNA in their blood stream may be better candidates for immune checkpoint inhibitors as a first treatment.

Lower levels of circulating tumor DNA could mean you’ll have a better response to immune checkpoint inhibitors for metastatic melanoma.

Use of liquid biopsy is increasing across all phases of cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment.

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