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National stats confirm Queensland is the Sun Damage State

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Queenslanders are more likely to be diagnosed with and die from melanoma than other Australians, a new Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report has found. According to the Skin cancer in Australia* report released today, the state has the highest incidence and mortality rates of melanoma nationally, based on estimates to 2016 and trends…

Multiple melanomas linked with poorer survival

Men's cancers

New research has found that Queenslanders diagnosed with multiple invasive melanomas have significantly poorer survival than patients with a single invasive melanoma. The collaborative study* was conducted by Cancer Council Queensland, the University of Queensland and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute. The results, published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, analysed data from 32,238 melanoma…

Sunburn scorches most Queensland adults every year


  New data shows nearly 55 per cent of adults in Queensland get sunburnt at least once a year, increasing their risk of potentially deadly skin cancer. The latest Preventive Health Survey* shows 54.3 per cent of Queensland locals aged over 18 were sunburned in 2013-14. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said sunburn was…

World experts launch lifesaving melanoma research centre

Leading global skin cancer experts will today launch Queensland’s first Centre for Research Excellence for the Study of Naevi, to improve the early detection of melanoma. The Centre will be a collaboration between the University of Queensland, Cancer Council Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and the University of Sydney, based…

Queensland still the skin cancer capital of the world

Cancer Council has issued an urgent warning for Queenslanders to stay vigilant about sun safety, with the Sunshine State still taking out the title as skin cancer capital of the world. A global study, published this week, found Australia no longer has the highest per capita rates of invasive melanoma in the world – in…

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