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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, […]

New cancer monitoring technology worth its weight in gold

A new blood test using gold nanoparticles could soon give oncologists an early and more accurate prognosis of how cancer […]

‘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 […]

Number of Australians living with or beyond cancer to surge 72% by 2040

The number of Australians living with or beyond cancer is expected to increase by a staggering 72% in the next […]

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 […]

Why some moles become melanoma still a mystery

Testing for two gene mutations commonly associated with melanoma would be insufficient to determine whether a mole could turn cancerous, […]

Rare and deadly melanomas not caused by the sun

Two rare and deadly forms of melanoma are not caused by sun exposure new genetic research led by Australian researchers […]

Body’s early immune response aids cancer growth

Queensland researchers have discovered that the first-stage response of the immune system can contribute to melanoma, colon and breast cancer […]
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