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Summary for 2014

Date:Thursday Oct 16, 2014

Title:TERT promoter mutations common in melanoma

Abstract:A recent study has confirmed that TERT promoter mutations are common genetic mutations in cutaneous melanoma, and that these mutations may be linked with poor prognosis in certain subtypes of the disease.

Socioeconomic factors and fashion trends linked to increased incidence of melanoma (07.Oct.14)
Latest published New Zealand data on melanoma: 2011 (06.Oct.14)
Scratching beneath the surface of 'the Australian cancer' (02.Oct.14)
New promising combination treatment for advanced melanoma (01.Oct.14)
Improving melanoma high risk guidelines (26.Sep.14)
Chromosome buffers hold key to better melanoma understanding (23.Sep.14)
Exercise appears to improve chemotherapy treatment (22.Sep.14)
Action needed against skin cancer increase among the young (18.Sep.14)
NICE proposes to recommend Dabrafenib (16.Sep.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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