Search: cutaneous melanoma

cutaneous melanoma

Melanoma that starts in the skin.

acral lentiginous melanoma

A rare type of cutaneous melanoma that occurs on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet or under the nails.

superficial spreading melanoma

The most common type of cutaneous melanoma, making up almost 50% of all cases….

nodular melanoma

A type of cutaneous melanoma. Makes up about 10% of melanomas, and is often more aggressive….

Lay Summary – Comparative performance of predictors of death from thin melanoma Claeson 2021

What is known? Despite overall favourable prognosis, thin (≤1.0 mm) cutaneous melanoma account for 23% of melanoma deaths in Queensland because of the sheer volume of disease. The availability of adjuvant systemic therapy has increased the focus on identifying patients…


earlier melanoma is found, the more successful treatment is likely to be. Types of melanoma Melanoma of the skin is known as cutaneous melanoma. The major subtypes are: Superficial spreading melanoma This makes up 55-60% of all melanomas. It is…

Blog: Cancer Council Queensland announce the next round of $4 million dollar cancer research grants targeting melanoma and ovarian cancer

…The University of Queensland In most patients, surgical removal of a cutaneous melanoma cures the disease ; however, in a small number of patients the melanoma may spread and ultimately become fatal . The challenge is to identify as early…

localised melanoma

A melanoma that has not spread from its starting point to lymph nodes or other organs.

melanoma in-situ

An early melanoma that has not penetrated into deeper tissue (the dermis)….

News: Queensland kids dealt double risk of melanoma

with melanoma in Australia over the 10 years between 2004 and 2013. Although rare, the incidence rate of childhood melanoma in Queensland is more than double compared to Australia – 5.4 per million per year, compared to 2.3 per million…