//April

Australia loses Skin Cancer Trophy to NZ

Melanoma Rates “Unfortunately, rates of melanoma are still increasing in people over the age of about 50.” QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute study leader Professor David Whiteman Australia no longer has the highest rate of deadly skin cancers in the world, ceding the title to New Zealand, thanks in large part to the success of [...]

Report on Inquiry into Skin Cancer in Australia

Skin cancer is often referred to as Australia’s ‘national cancer’. The overall increase in the incidence of skin cancer in Australia’s ageing population is likely, however mortality rates are likely to decrease. Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world, and current statistics indicate that two in three Australians will be diagnosed [...]

Metastatic Melanoma

Combining therapies with the new molecular and immunotherapies is the most promising way forward for treatment of metastatic melanoma. Published in Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology in Feb. 2016: Metastatic melanoma is an aggressive form of cancer characterised by poor prognosis and a complex etiology. Until 2010, the treatment options for metastatic melanoma were very limited. [...]

Update on Sunscreens

Sunscreen protects against skin cancer and photoaging. Regular use is not associated with Vitamin D deficiency. Research Review Publication by Prof Adele Green and Dr Louise Reiche 2015 The results of a the large Nambour Randomised Controlled Trial (RCT) that compared daily sunscreen use with discretionary use demonstrated that regular sunscreen use: Provides ongoing protection [...]

World’s first Picosecond Laser

Clinical applications not available with any other laser system with break through picosecond laser technology. Picosure’s new laser wavelength is designed to more effectively treat red, orange, and yellow tattoo ink colors. PicoSure* is the world’s first aesthetic picosecond laser, recognized for its technology leadership, FDA approval, unmatched clinical versatility and proven performance. Recent PicoSure innovations [...]

Skin Cancer in Organ Transplant Recipients

Increased skin cancer incidence in organ transplant recipients and the importance of medical services to adequately treat these patients.  Research published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology in March 2016 assessing prevalence of skin cancers in high-risk organ transplant recipients in Queensland. The increased skin cancer incidence in organ transplant recipients (OTRs) is well-known. While [...]

Reducing Skin Cancer using a simple Vitamin – B3 (nicotinamide)

Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine in October 2015 showed that a year of treatment with a form of Vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) significantly lowered the risk of common skin cancer in high risk patients. “This is the first clear evidence that we can reduce skin cancers using a simple vitamin, together with [...]