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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 […]


Generic Name: Nivolumab Product Name: Opdivo Indication What is Opdivo used for Opdivo is used to treat advanced melanoma in […]

Epirubicin ACT

Generic Name: Epirubicin hydrochloride Product Name: Epirubicin ACT Indication This medicine is used to treat the following types of cancer: […]
Sun protection

Preventing skin cancer

Preventing skin cancer involves avoiding sunlight, using sunscreen and wearing a aht and protective clothing whenever you are in the sun.

Identifying a suspicious mole (skin self-examination)

How to examine your body for skin cancer symptoms including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Includes skin cancer pictures.

Melanoma: Useful Resources

Links to melanoma patient and carer information and brochures from reputable organisations and government agencies in Australia.