Reminder – Melanoma Consumer Breakfast this Saturday 6th October 2108

Sat 6th October 2018, 8:00-9:30am All members of the melanoma community are invited to attend a Melanoma Consumer Breakfast. The Breakfast is part of the Australasian Melanoma Conference – which also has great consumer forums. The program is on the website. All bookings can be made via the conference website http://australasianmelanoma.org/

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

‘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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Prevalence, Immunotherapy Use in Anorectal Mucosal Melanoma Found to Be Increasing

Source: Oncology Nurse Advisor, April 2019 Prevalence of anorectal mucosal melanoma (ARMM) has increased. In addition, use of immunotherapy to treat the disease has also increased, over an 11-year period, results from a retrospective study has shown. This study was published in the World Journal of Surgery. Mucosal melanomas in general, and ARMM in particular, represent […]

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Evolving Standards of Care in Melanoma and Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Source: Targeted Oncology , April 2019 The emerging role of immunotherapy in melanoma and non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) has had a transformative effect on how these 2 cancer types have been managed over the past few years. A new paradigm has evolved where immunotherapy is now not only a new modality but is the […]

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SITC Guidelines Provide a Fresh Look at Evolving Strategies for Melanoma

Source: OncLive, April 2019 Researchers have announced a study to identify new treatments that could improve survival rates for an uveal melanoma, a form of eye cancer. Fight for Sight said researchers from the University of Liverpool will be analysing tumour samples to gain a better understanding about the role of mutation in a gene […]

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