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World-first blood test to detect deadly melanoma in early stage patients

Edith Cowan University (ECU) researchers have developed the world’s first blood test capable of detecting melanoma in its early stages, […]

Evidence drives sweeping changes to melanoma treatment recommendations

Updated national clinical guidelines recommend not performing major lymph node surgery routinely for low-volume melanoma in lymph nodes, and active […]

App an effective tool to record sun exposure

A smartphone app is an accessible tool that reliably measures the amount of exposure to the sun’s skin-damaging ultra-violet radiation, […]

‘Doctor Google’ could help curb melanoma

Scientists have found a surprising link between internet searches about melanoma and the number of officially confirmed cases. A team […]

Aspirin added to cancer drug improves effectiveness

Adding aspirin to some existing cancer drugs could increase their effectiveness against a group of tumours resistant to treatment, new […]

#BeatEngland, beat sunburn: Cricket fans targeted in sunscreen study

If cricket fans leave the grounds red-faced these Ashes it won’t be because of the sun, with QUT rolling out […]

We’re still a sunburnt country

New data shows more than 2.7 million Aussies getting sunburnt on summer weekends.  New Cancer Council research released today shows […]

Almost half of Australians confused about sunscreen

New Cancer Council research shows that Australians are becoming increasingly misinformed about sunscreen, prompting skin cancer prevention experts to bust […]

Smartphones in skin checks for early detection of melanoma

QUT skin cancer researchers are seeking community volunteers to participate in a skin self-examination study. Performed regularly, self-examination can alert […]

Health benefits of seaweed

Researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) are about to embark on a second human trial to investigate the effect […]
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