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European melanoma bio-bank important resource in clinical melanoma research

14 September 2018

A large-scale bio-bank at the European Cancer Moonshot Lund Center is collecting and storing tissue and blood samples from melanoma patients has been established in order to build an understanding of melanoma disease presentation and inform proteogenomic and mass spectrometry imaging studies.

Nodular and thick melanomas may be being missed by NZ doctors

22 August 2018

Nodular and thick melanomas may be being missed by doctors in New Zealand who are using the traditional 'ABCDE' method of diagnosing melanoma, according to this recent University of Otago study. The authors suggest public education for earlier diagnosis in New Zealand needs to be expanded to include the presenting features of nodular and thick melanomas and to strongly encourage seeking early physician advice.

​Pigmented lesion assay reduces costs and improves care

22 August 2018

Pigmented lesion assay, a noninvasive gene expression test, reduces cost and may improve the care of patients with primary pigmented skin lesions suggestive of melanoma when compared with visual assessment followed by biopsy and histopathologic assessment, according to this recent study.