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Summary for 2014

Date:Thursday Apr 10, 2014

Title:Melanoma cells dependent on glucose

Abstract:Melanoma cells are dependent on glucose to grow and spread, opening the door to the development of new therapies focused on blocking glucose use, according to researchers at Melbourne’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Registration closes for Auckland skin lesion and dermatoscopy course (08.Apr.14)
Living alone associated with reduced survival from melanoma in men (07.Apr.14)
American Academy of Dermatology meeting highlights (04.Apr.14)
Gene fault linked with hereditary form of melanoma (03.Apr.14)
Vemurafenib decreased lymphocyte counts, altered T-cells in melanoma (02.Apr.14)
High recurrence risk with invasive or in-situ melanoma (01.Apr.14)
Vemurafenib improved survival in BRAF mutation–positive metastatic melanoma (26.Mar.14)
Melanoma a model for personalised medicine (24.Mar.14)
SSE plus teledermoscopy unlikely to detect malignant lesions (21.Mar.14)

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Summary for 2013

Predictors of sentinel lymph node metastasis in thin melanomas (18.Dec.13)
UVR hazard to New Zealand outdoor workers (17.Dec.13)
In-vitro fertilisation and melanoma (13.Dec.13)
Stage III/IV melanoma patients at risk for new primaries (12.Dec.13)
Pigmentation beyond scar’s edge in recurrent melanoma (10.Dec.13)
Intracranial, extracranial metastases in BRAF-mutant melanoma respond similarly to dabrafenib (09.Dec.13)
Communicating the location of potential skin neoplasms for excision (06.Dec.13)
High TIL grade of primary melanoma associated with lower death risk (05.Dec.13)
Research findings have potential to enhance melanoma treatment (02.Dec.13)
Global Controversies and Advances in Skin Cancer Conference (26.Nov.13)

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Summary for 2012

Potential drug combinations for difficult-to-treat melanomas (20.Dec.12)
More effective immunotherapy for melanoma hinges on blocking suppressive factors (18.Dec.12)
More Australian states ban sunbeds (17.Dec.12)
Victorian Skin Cancer Prevention Framework 2013-2017 (16.Dec.12)
Cancer Forum focus on skin cancer (11.Dec.12)

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Summary for 2011

Gene controlling melanoma spread identified (21.Dec.11)
Cancer information systems update (20.Dec.11)
NZ price of cancer report (20.Dec.11)
Indoor tanning and risk of early-onset basal cell carcinoma (19.Dec.11)
Impact of physician screening on melanoma detection (15.Dec.11)

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Summary for 2010

Burden of Cancer Report (29.Dec.10)
Drug-resistant melanomas require combination therapy (23.Dec.10)
Consensus vitamin D position statement (22.Dec.10)
Reduced melanoma after regular sunscreen use: randomized trial follow-up (07.Dec.10)
7th Edition of AJCC Melanoma Staging System (06.Dec.10)

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Summary for 2009

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