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Summary for 2014

Date:Friday Aug 29, 2014

Title:Characteristics and associations of high-mitotic-rate melanoma

Abstract:High-mitotic-rate primary cutaneous melanoma has a predilection for the head and neck region and is more likely to be seen in elderly men with a history of cumulative solar damage who present clinically with rapidly developing disease, according to authors of a recent Australian study.

New hand-held device measures melanoma depth (25.Aug.14)
Use of shade tents at outdoor sports camp (23.Aug.14)
Surveillance of those at extreme high risk of melanoma (22.Aug.14)
Changes in news coverage of sun protection (20.Aug.14)
Ambient UVR levels and NMSC incidence (18.Aug.14)
Australian skin cancer inquiry (14.Aug.14)
Teledermatology to triage inpatient consultations (12.Aug.14)
Cutaneous naevi and breast cancer in the Nurses' Health Study (11.Aug.14)
Melanocytic naevi and breast diseases risk (05.Aug.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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