Researchers develop new melanoma treatment

Source: ABC Australia, September 2017

It’s estimated that one Australian dies of melanoma every five hours.

It’s among the most commonly diagnosed cancers in Australia — and the most deadly.

But a team of researchers from the Melanoma Institute Australia say they’ve found a treatment which effectively stops the spread of the cancer.

The results of the trials have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine today — and researchers say they could dramatically reduce the number of deaths from melanoma in the years ahead.

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