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News: Video Intervention May Save Most at Risk of Melanoma

study period, with a higher proportion detected among the group receiving the video intervention. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said older men were more likely to be diagnosed with thick melanoma, and their melanoma was more likely to be…

Melanoma

…rapidly and form malignant tumors. These tumors originate in the pigment-producing melanocytes in the basal layer of the epidermis. Melanomas often resemble moles; some develop from moles. The majority of melanomas are black or brown, but they can also be…

News: Melanoma rates stabilising in Queensland for the first time

the turnaround in melanoma rates was the result of more than 30 years of skin cancer prevention and early detection campaigns. “Queensland has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, with around 3700 people diagnosed with melanoma each…

News: New research shows gene fault adds to melanoma risk

category for melanoma to hopefully prevent their chances of getting the disease by being extra vigilant about their health and sun safety,” Ms Ryan said. “We know that many families have a high incidence of melanoma and this gene gives…

News: Melanoma mortality rates on the rise for Queensland men

diagnosed with melanoma before the age of 85 in Queensland – more than 2100 each year,” Ms McMillan said. “Melanoma remains one of the most preventable cancers and if detected early, most cases can be treated successfully. “Despite this, the…

News: Melanoma most common cancer in young Queenslanders

Cancer Council has issued an urgent warning for Queenslanders under 35, with the latest figures showing melanoma is the most common cancer diagnosed in young Queenslanders. Recent statistics from the Queensland Cancer Registry show around 110 melanomas are diagnosed in…

News: Researchers target protein that helps spread lung cancer, leukaemia and melanoma

…Project Grant worth $200,000 for her work targeting the cancer-promoting protein galectin-3. “Galectin-3 is involved in cancers including lung cancer, leukaemia and melanoma. The aim of this research is to design small-molecule inhibitors as lead drugs tackling these cancers,” says…

News: Melanoma on the rise as Queenslanders fail to slip, slop, slap

170 people diagnosed with melanoma each year (67 melanomas per 100,000 population). Central Queensland Around 125 people diagnosed with melanoma each year (55 melanomas per 100,000 population). Mackay Around 85 people diagnosed with melanoma each year (59 melanomas per 100,000…

Clark level

A number (1–5) that describes how far a melanoma has penetrated into the skin.

dermatologist

A doctor who specialises in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions, including melanoma.