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New genomic tool advances melanoma risk prediction in older Australians

School researchers have developed a new genomic risk score for melanoma (skin cancer), and shown it to be of value when used to predict melanoma risk in older people.

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Cancer has ripple effect on distant tissues

Newswise – A new study with zebrafish shows that a deadly form of skin cancer – melanoma – alters the metabolism of healthy tissues elsewhere in the body.

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Genetic Testing Informs Treatment Decisions in Melanoma

Novel methods of genetic testing have led to improved detection and better clinical decisions in patients with melanoma, especially in the late-stage setting.

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Trial Designed to Evaluate Efficacy of an SSE Melanoma Screening Campaign

Skin self-examinations (SSEs) for the detection of primary or recurrent melanomas may be an effective surveillance strategy. The protocol design for a randomized, controlled trial to assess such a program was published in Trials.

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