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

Dr. Long on Nivolumab/Ipilimumab in Patients With Melanoma Who Have Brain Mets

Georgina V. Long, BSc, PhD, MBBS, FRACP, co-medical director of Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA), chair of Melanoma Medical Oncology and Translational Research at MIA and Royal North Shore Hospital, University of Sydney, discusses the long-term data from the phase II ABC study (NCT02374242), in which investigators are comparing the efficacy of nivolumab (Opdivo) in combination with ipilimumab (Yervoy) versus single-agent nivolumab in patients […]

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Predicting response to pembrolizumab in metastatic melanoma by a new personalization algorithm

Researchers sought to develop a new personalization algorithm that may assist in predicting time to disease progression in metastatic melanoma under pembrolizumab treatment.

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Recommendations for Molecular Testing in Melanoma

Hussein A. Tawbi, MD, PhD: BRAF mutations occur in half of all melanoma patients. Again, they may actually carry prognostic value.

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Expert second opinion improves reliability of melanoma diagnoses

Los Angeles – Getting a reliable diagnosis of melanoma can be a significant challenge for pathologists.

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