14 Melanoma Marches down, 7 to go!
19 March 2018
The weather varied, with high temps in Canberra, Bunbury, Manly and Newcastle, while Adelaide and Bunbury bore the brunt of wind and some rain. Needless to say, all six Marches were overwhelming successes.
Bendigo, with a population of less than 100,000 people, has raised a whopping $16,000 for Melanoma Institute Australia. This is incredible and the feedback has been amazing, with the committee working tirelessly to put on what was a great event.
It was a beautiful morning in Newcastle, there was a breeze and it was very scenic down near Nobby’s beach. While emotions ran high, the sense of community was undeniable, with everyone supporting one another and all Marching for the same cause. With over 300 people attending the March, Newcastle has broken the $30,000 fundraising tally mark, which is a huge achievement.
Manly had a change of location and added an additional challenge. Participants tackled stand-up-paddle boarding on a 3km loop, while the majority Marched collectively, following the Fairlight walking path. With nearly 500 people registering at Manly, the event was a huge success.
Canberra reached big numbers with over 300 participants attending the March this year. Our country’s capital always produces a great atmosphere for Marchers to show support to those who have been affected by melanoma.
Bunbury, a small town in Western Australia held Melanoma March, and, for the first time ever included a 10km optional running track. In partnership with melanomaWA, Melanoma March Bunbury contributed to raising life-saved funds for melanoma research. Thank you to the committee and to melanomaWA for their continued support.
Thank you to all participants, committee members, supporters and to all. Melanoma March is a time to remember, honour and support those who have had or have melanoma. But there is still work to be done. We still have 7 Marches in various states to go, so let’s not lose momentum. It is time to end melanoma.
Australian researchers have for the first time identified specific cells and receptors in the immune system which predict how a patient will respond to treatment with immunotherapies, potentially paving the way for the development of personalised therapy for all cancer patients.
Melanoma March is thrilled to introduce Ricky as our official Principal Partner for 2019!
World record holder, Olympian and Australian swimming champion Cate Campbell has been announced as National Ambassador for Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) and its national awareness and fundraising campaign, Melanoma March.
MIA's expertise was essential to a recent Nature publication spearheaded by Perth’s Telethon Kids Institute and The University of Melbourne.
MIA is delighted to be hosting the MD Anderson pathologist on his first ever trip to Australia.
Clinicians, patients and other stakeholders in the cancer community are invited to make submissions in support of the PBS listing for dabrafenib and trametinib.
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Professor Georgina Long is among only 12 researchers from the University of Sydney to be named in the 2018 Highly Cited Researchers List.
‘Wearing sunscreen should be as automatic as wearing a seatbelt. Both are potential life savers.’
The Poche Centre to host 3D total-body imaging system as part of world-first initiative to save lives from melanoma
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Professor Georgina Long and Professor Richard Scolyer have been recognised as world leaders in melanoma research for their ground-breaking work that has changed the diagnosis and treatment landscape of melanoma world-wide, and tripled the life-expectancy of advanced melanoma patients.
Leading researchers from Melanoma Institute Australia have taken out the top accolades at the NSW Premier’s Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research.
An impressive contingent of female delegates from Melanoma Institute Australia have presented findings across the whole spectrum of melanoma research at the Society for Melanoma Research 2018 Congress in Manchester, England.
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Professor Georgina Long makes history as the first woman and first Australian to lead the Society for Melanoma Research
Professor Georgina Long makes history as the first woman and first Australian to lead the world’s most prestigious international melanoma research association.
Two publications co-edited by MIA Co-Medical Director Professor Richard Scolyer are now available to healthcare professionals. They aim to provide assistance in the care and management of patients with skin cancer, including melanoma.
Melanoma Institute Australia has introduced a new educational program to teach teenagers about the dangers of melanoma and the importance of sun safety.
"International collaboration remains the key to ensuring this pioneering research continues so we can increase survival rates for advanced melanoma patients and move us closer to achieving our goal of zero deaths from melanoma," says Professor Georgina Long, of the clinical trial results presented at ESMO 2018.
Research that could change clinical practice for high-risk Stage III melanoma patients has been presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Munich.