Search: Melanoma

News: Queensland still the skin cancer capital of the world

…longer has the highest per capita rates of invasive melanoma in the world – in large part thanks to Cancer Council’s 30 year Slip, Slop, Slap campaign. Australia now has 48 cases of melanoma per 100,000 people compared to 50…

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: Survey seeks to shape future of skin cancer prevention

…with melanoma and more than 360,000 non-melanoma skin cancers removed annually. “Almost all skin cancers, including melanoma, are caused by over-exposure to UV radiation from the sun, meaning skin cancer is almost entirely preventable,” Ms McMillan said. “We’re calling on…

News: Elevated, firm and growing spots are key features of atypical melanomas

guidelines for the management of cutaneous melanoma. While there have been many recent improvements in treatment options for metastatic melanoma, early diagnosis remains critical to reducing mortality from the disease. Melanomas are often associated with moles, but 20 per cent…

News: Volunteer Voice June

…targeting of immunomodulatory molecules on CD8 T-cells in non-melanoma skin cancer Principle Researcher – Dr Graham Leggatt PhD Co-Chief Investigator Professor – Ian Frazer Project Location– UQ Diamantina Institute Translational Research Institute Project Outline Non-melanoma skin cancers are the most…

News: Cancer cases triple: three Queenslanders diagnosed every hour

…per cent increase in cancer since the early 80s. “Prostate cancer remains the most common cancer diagnosed in Queensland, followed by melanoma, breast and bowel cancer,” Prof Dunn said. “Melanoma is the most common cancer diagnosed among those aged under…

News: Sunburn still a burning issue for Queenslanders

…young people, to get serious about protecting their skin and to use the five SunSmart behaviours, whenever they or children in their care are outside this summer.” Around 3600 melanoma and 324,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed across the state…

News: Sun sets on solarium use in Queensland

…281 new melanoma cases, 43 melanoma-related deaths, and 2,572 new cases of squamous cell carcinoma are attributable to solarium use, at a cost to the health system of around $3 million. “Solarium use can be lethal, and every user of…

News: Cancers triple in Queensland in 30 year period

…cent of men diagnosed will survive more than five years,” Ms Clift said. “The top five most common cancers in Queensland in 2012 were prostate cancer, melanoma, breast cancer, colorectal cancer and lung cancer – consistent with previous years. “Melanoma

News: Urgent sun safety warning as summer kicks off

…summer,” Ms McMillan said. Around 3600 melanoma and 343,000 non-melanoma skin cancers are diagnosed across the Queensland each year. Sun protection is required when the ultraviolent (UV) index is 3 and above, which is all year round in Queensland, and…