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Terminal mum’s ‘life upside down’ as researchers find link with in situ melanoma and subsequent cancers

Source: ABC, April 2019 When Leanne Weyer had a melanoma removed from her shoulder four years ago, she presumed she would be OK. It was a matter of watch and wait. The mother of two took comfort in the positive outcome she had when she first had an in situ melanoma removed from her jaw […]

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Patient videos for those about to start immunotherapy

February 2019 A group of researchers at Peter Mac have spent the past year working with patients, family members, nurses and medical oncologists to develop a series of videos for patients about to start immunotherapy. We developed these videos “brand free” so they are suitable for use by all patients, irrespective of the type of […]

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‘Doing it for all those who can’t’: Melanoma survivor breaks down

Source: 2gb, April 2019 Jay’s Longest Melanoma March will see him walk 2000km in 50 days to raise awareness and money for the Melanoma Institute. He breaks down as he tells Alan Jones about 29-year-old Amy, a melanoma sufferer who will be cutting the starting ribbon on Sunday. “She’s been told she’s gonna die Alan,” […]

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SAM RIGNEY: My melanoma diagnosis and a new reason to live

Source: The Herald, April 2019 IT was my mild hypochondria that saved my life. It was late January, two weeks before my wife Erin gave birth to our son Joe, and I had just discovered an irregular mole on my back. I made an appointment with a doctor to have a skin check and, despite […]

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