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Summary for 2014

Date:Saturday Jul 19, 2014

Title:Genetic defect may increase melanoma susceptibility

Abstract:A genetic defect in a specific hormonal pathway may make people more susceptible to developing melanoma, according to a recently published study. The study looked at the role of the melanocortin1 receptor (MC1R) and found that besides regulating the amount of melanin that gets made in the skin, MC1R also controls how well melanocytes can repair their DNA from UV damage.

New prognostic factors may help in staging melanoma (16.Jul.14)
New approach identifies mutations as targets of effective melanoma immunotherapy (11.Jul.14)
New online wiki-based site offers evidence-based skin cancer information (08.Jul.14)
Surgical treatment for metastatic melanoma of the liver increases overall survival (02.Jul.14)
Young indoor tanners at higher risk for early basal cell carcinoma (01.Jul.14)
Routine sun exposure may trigger an addictive pathway (26.Jun.14)
Researchers discover how ‘wriggling’ skin cancer cells go on the move (25.Jun.14)
New clues to skin cancer development show sunscreen is not enough (23.Jun.14)
Melanoma regression not linked to sentinel node positivity (19.Jun.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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