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National Skin Cancer Action Week 19-25 November 2018

Ahead of this year’s National Skin Cancer Action Week, MMP clinicians and researchers descended on Brisbane for a joint meeting of the 9th World Congress of Melanoma and 14th International Congress of the Society for Melanoma Research – the world’s largest congress on melanoma with over 1500 delegates from 53 countries.

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Vote for Jessica Duarte, one of MMP’s awesome young scientists.

Summary of her project: Melanoma, known as Australia’s national cancer, is the deadliest type of skin cancer with the highest rates being reported in Australia and New Zealand (~60 cases per 100 000 individuals per year). Locally, melanoma is also the most commonly diagnosed cancer in young Australians aged between 15 and 39 years, making […]

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Investigating Lentigo Maligna

Lentigo maliga is a type of in-situ (superficial) melanoma which often presents a treatment challenge as it commonly occurs on cosmetically sensitive areas of the head and neck of elderly patients and may require several surgical procedures to achieve adequate clearance.

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Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute Release: Melanoma Blood Test Saves Lives

Source: Bio Space, November 2016 The Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute has become the first laboratory in Australia to be NATA accredited for a breakthrough technology to perform blood tests for melanoma patients to detect and analyse cancer genes. This new approach is already saving lives. This new blood test is called a liquid biopsy, […]

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