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.

Tuning the Microbiome Improves Melanoma Immunotherapy Response

A probiotic regimen might be a good addition to patients that receive anti-programmed cell death protein 1 (anti-PD1) immunotherapy drugs, as investigators at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and other institutions have just released new data describing how bacteria that reside in the human digestive tract can influence how melanoma responds to […]

Immunosuppression in multiple myeloma may not increase melanoma risk

Although immunosuppression associated with multiple myeloma may not predispose patients to melanoma, other immunosuppressed states may increase melanoma risk, according to recent findings.

Novel Intervention May Improve Fear of Recurrence Among Cancer Survivors

ConquerFear, a theory-guided intervention, improves the fear of cancer recurrence among survivors in comparison with a control intervention, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Waiting Even a Month to Remove Melanoma Can Be Deadly

TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The sooner the deadly skin cancer melanoma is treated, the more likely a patient is to survive.

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Posted in Melanoma In The News, Information, Patient Information

Circulating tumor cells associated with relapse in late-stage melanoma patients

A study revealing a connection between circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and relapse in stage IV melanoma patients points to liquid biopsy as a potential predictor of patients at high risk for disease progression.

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Posted in Melanoma In The News, Other Melanoma Research

Melanoma Queensland rates stabilise with ‘Slip, Slop, Slap’ message

THE iconic “Slip, Slop, Slap” campaign started in Queensland in the 1980s has begun to pay off, with new research revealing rates of melanoma in the Sunshine State are finally stabilising.

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Circulating tumour cells associated with relapse in late-stage melanoma patients

A study revealing a connection between circulating tumour cells (CTCs) and relapse in stage IV melanoma patients points to liquid biopsy as a potential predictor of patients at high risk for disease progression.

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Posted in Melanoma In The News, Information

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