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Rates of skin cancer higher than we think

We are aware of the numbers in melanoma, but we have recently learned that squamous cell carcinoma is now the second most form of skin cancer.  Details taken from a…

Meeting with Pauline Latham MP

In summer, when we launched the Petition for a ban on sunbeds in the UK, we were warned that “it will never happen”., “it’s been tried before, you won’t get…

Opdivo approved in England

When a patient is diagnosed with stage 3 melanoma, their options have, until now, been very limited.  Most patients were put on a ‘watch and wait’ scheme and this has…

Sunbed Ban Petition Update

In July 2018, we launched a petition for the ban on sunbeds in the UK. We asked our Government to look at this seriously, given that Australia and Brazil have…

A Randomized, Double-blind Phase III Study

Information from one of our medical advisors, Professor J Larkin. The Royal Marsden has  just opened the above study which is basically one  year of adjuvant Pembrolizumab for thick primary…

Sarah Brookes February 1977 – October 2018

It is with a great sense of sadness, that we bring the news  of the death of Sarah Brookes.  We met Sarah a few months ago, but in our hearts…

Great news for patients from our colleagues at Melanoma Focus

Many patients will be over the moon to see this news.  Well done to everyone concerned. “NHS England has agreed to revise its ruling covering the stopping and re-starting of…

Sophie’s hair cut

Sophie is just 12.  A few days ago she cut her hair for the Little Princess Trust and so far has raised over £800 for Melanoma UK in sponsorship. The…

The Melanoma UK Christmas gift 2018

This year, the sales of Christmas cards will be put towards a special gift for someone special. Ellie Moore’s cards are now on sale and we are inviting patients to…

Emmerdale actor appears in Blackpool’s It’s a knockout

Joe Warren-Plant, Emmerdale’s Jacob Gallagher took time from busy filming recently, to lend his support the national charity, Melanoma UK. Attending a fundraising event at Blackpool Cricket Club, Joe met…

NICE gives approval for first adjuvant therapy on the NHS

The melanoma patient community have never really been comfortable with the ‘watch and wait’ approach.   For the patients who are suitable for this particular treatment, they no longer have…

Calling all supporters and fundraisers

This winter we are asking our fundraisers to help us to fund a very special project. As many of our supporters know, Professor James Larkin at the Royal Marsden Hospital,…

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