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

Study Reveals Restricting Cilia Formation Develops Aggressive Melanoma

Source: Morgan Newspaper, January 2019 Cilium is a slender cell protuberance that picks up signals from the cell’s external environment. Majority of human cells contain this slender cell protuberance. Now researchers from University of Zurich suggest that these fine cilium plays a key role in the formation of melanoma. Restraining development of cilia in benign […]

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Life expectancy for advanced melanoma patients has tripled since 2009

Source: 3AW693 News Talk, January 2019 Until recently there was no effective treatment for advanced melanoma. That’s changing, with world-leading Australian melanoma research tripling the life expectancy for some advanced melanoma patients since 2009. Last week, Professor Georgina Long and Professor Richard Scolyer from the Melanoma Institute of Australia were awarded the GSK Award for Research […]

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WA biotech discovery to improve skin cancer diagnosis

Source: The West Australian, January 2019 A Perth medical science student is commercialising a new biotechnology that is set to dramatically improve the diagnosis of melanoma skin cancer. Edith Cowan University PhD candidate Pauline Zaenker has developed a blood test that can detect melanoma by checking for a combination of biomarkers produced by a person’s […]

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Perth teen in shadow of rare melanoma warns others about suntan dangers

Source: News.com.au, January 2019 WHILE Amelia Davies-Waddell’s friends were looking forward to hanging out at the beach in the summer holidays, the then 12-year-old was dizzy with thoughts about her fair skin. One pink spot near Amelia’s left elbow was causing particular anxiety for her mother, Jenny Davies of Redcliffe. “My mum had this strange […]

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