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The management of cutaneous melanoma by Dr Christian Aldridge

Dr Christian Aldridge is the dermatology advisor to Melanoma UK.  He regularly helps out with patient queries and has attended various screening events with us over the last few years….

NICE Guidance Melanoma 2015

By Dr Christian Aldridge – Dermatologist NICE ( National Institute for Clinical Excellence ) have released timely guidance for the management of Melanoma. The last time they produced guidance was back in…

Confused about sun creams? Let your pharmacist help you

The recent news that the labelling of sun creams can be confusing, came as no big surprise to us.   For a long time we have expressed concerns that the…

Worrying increase in melanoma rates

Recent research has found that melanoma in pensioners is on the increase in the UK.  This is considered to be attributable to the sunbathing habits when we first started holidaying…

Andy Worthington’s blog on immunotherapy

Andy Worthington is one of our corporate fundraisers and joins us today with an update on immunotherapy. I think it’s fair to say that, when we entered this space back…

Film from Melanoma Patient Network Europe. Melanoma patient speaks on clinical trials

In 2014, a large meeting was arranged by the Melanoma Patient Network Europe.  It was attended by around 60 melanoma patients, together with advocacy workers, clinicians and representatives from various pharmaceutical…

Melanoma Taskforce Meeting – 25th November 2014

The taskforce met for the last time under Sian James MP’s chair, in November 2014.   The meeting was well attended again.  We are lucky to have some really good…

Sunbed warning. Study finds repeated use creates risk.

Are we ever going to stop the use of sunbeds here in the UK?  As long as having a “golden tan” is seen to be glamorous, then probably not.  However,…

MP/Ipilimumab meetings

On 4 March, we attended Westminster for most of the day. Our first meeting was with Stephen Gilbert, Lib Dem MP for St Austell and Newquay. We explained the difficulties…

Emergency Parliamentary evidence meeting 11 March

Following yesterday’s decision by NICE on the use of Yervoy, Pauline Latham MP is hosting an emergency evidence session with regard to this decision. It is on the 11th March…

Melanoma patient conference 28-30th March – Marivaux Hotel, Brussels

If you are a melanoma patient, carer, advocate or have an interest in melanoma, you will more than likely want to attend this conference. This conference, organised jointly by m-icab…

An interview with James Larkin.

James Larkin is a medical advisor to Melanoma UK. We know that advanced melanoma affects 2,000 patients every year in the UK. James talks here about advanced melanoma James is…

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