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

Does Adjuvant Therapy Affect Quality of Life in Resected Melanoma Patients?

Source: Cancer Network, May 2019 There was no difference in health-related quality of life among patients with resected stage III melanoma with BRAF mutations treated with adjuvant dabrafenib plus trametinib and those assigned to placebo, according to a patient-reported outcomes analysis of the COMBI-AD study. “Our findings provide evidence that adjuvant dabrafenib plus trametinib did not have […]

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Tanning Beds Associated With Specific Genetic Mutation, Younger Diagnosis in Melanoma

Source: Do Wire, May 2019 A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that indoor tanning bed exposure may trigger a specific genetic mutation, BRAF V600E, associated with melanoma and contribute to younger age at diagnosis. Researchers assessed 114 patients who used indoor tanning beds and 222 who did not between December 2013 and May 2015.

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STEROID IMPLANTS TO TREAT MELANOMA ASSOCIATED RETINOPATHY

Source: Optometry Today, May 2019 Scientists from the University of Surrey and Royal Surrey County Hospital have reported on a new approach to treating melanoma-associated retinopathy (MAR) in JAMA Ophthalmology. With the support of Moorfields Eye Hospital’s electrophysiology department, the researchers investigated whether long acting steroid implants could improve vision in a 73-year-old patient with MAR. […]

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Melanoma Facts & Stats

Source: WebMd, May 2019 May 6, 2019 — As melanoma cases continue to rise sharply, Americans are being urged to get screened early for this deadliest of skin cancers. But some dermatologists question whether screening people without symptoms has resulted in overdiagnosing melanoma, bringing unnecessary anxiety and treatments. They note that while the number of invasive melanoma cases diagnosed in […]

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