Skin Cancer Treatment

New portable UV sensors could help prevent skin cancer

Recent technology developed by the Queensland University of Technology could lead the way in reducing skin cancer incidences. The university is on the cusp of trialling the latest in portable UV sensors to test whether or not an increase Read more

Early detection can save your life

Alannah Hill recently underwent an operation to remove a tiny "invasive malignant melanoma of the spreading type" on one of her left toes. She discovered it by accident, and wouldn't have known or suspected it to be cancerous at Read more

Why should melanoma be on your radar?

Two young women tell of their close calls with skin cancer, and the importance of being regularly checked. “Melanoma can develop in moles which have had little exposure to the sun. If in doubt, get it checked and get Read more

Research shows an increase in sunburnt Australian adults

New research released by Cancer Council has shown that the downward trend in adult sunburn since 2003/04 has hit a hurdle with approximately 430,000 more sunburn cases found compared to four years ago. The research showed that on a summer Read more

New clue discovered about melanoma cell growth

Skin Cancer Treatment

Researchers at the University of Manchester have found that melanoma cells can behave differently, some melanoma cells are fast growing but are poor at invading surrounding tissue, other melanoma cells are slow growing but are good at invading surrounding tissues. It was found that in a melanoma tumour, the fast growing cells piggyback along with the more invasive cells to be more effective in creating a new tumour once the cells had reached a different location within the body.

“We used to think that cancer cells spread by first specialising in invading other parts of the body and then change in order to grow rapidly. But this research shows that melanoma can spread by ‘co-operative invasion’.

“Different types of cancer cells with different strengths and weaknesses are both present in the tumour at the same time and can work together to spread faster and more efficiently. This has profound implications for how we find cures for this terrible disease.”
Study author Claudia Wellbrock

This type of research is vital to understanding how melanoma spreads throughout the body, which in turn helps lead the way into drug research into how it’s spread can be controlled.

Source: The Australian

Cancer Support

Skin Cancer Treatment

No one should experience cancer alone.

The Cancer Council of Australia offers a range of services including cancer counselling services, support groups, information sessions, and very practical help with things such as accommodation.

Talk to us to find out more information about the wonderful assistance that is offered by the Cancer Council of Australia or head to the Cancer Council of Australia’s patient support page.

Use of Vitamin B3 in treating Skin Cancers

Skin Cancer Treatment, Sun Protection

Safe, inexpensive and widely available – the use of Vitamin B3 in treating skin cancer.

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