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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,…

Petition to ban sunbeds in the UK gains momentum

In 2017 the World Health Organisation (WHO) produced a paper on artificial tanning. Ironically, the front cover of this paper has the yellow ‘warning’ labels splashed all over it. The…

Vitamin D and Melanoma

We recently asked Dr Aldridge for an update on Vitamin D. Vitamin D is a hormone that is produced by the action of UV light on the skin. It is…

The Australians help launch the petition to ban sunbeds.

A number of years ago, our founder Gill Nuttall, came across a young man in an online article.  That young man was Jay Allen who had been diagnosed with melanoma….

Royal Marsden projects 2018

Recently, we received an update from Dr Larkin regarding the projects that our supporters and fundraisers have helped progress. Dr Larkin says:  “Melanoma UK funding has made an invaluable contribution…

The Melanoma Patient Registry Symptom Tracker.

One of the features of the melanoma patient registry is the symptom tracker. Patients are telling us that it is a helpful tool in their own management of their symptoms….

Artificial tanning devices. Study by the World Health Organisation

It has long been considered that use of tanning beds can be a contributory factor in melanoma.  Several organisations and medical professionals, including the NHS, CRUK  and Macmillan, to name…

BAE back in the saddle.

For the last eleven years, a group of cyclists who were friends and colleagues of Jon Herron’s, have taken to the roads and carried out 60 and 100 mile cycle…

Express Solicitors dress down for Melanoma UK

Dress down Friday is often a chance for businesses to show support for charities close to the hearts of staff and recently, the staff and directors at Express Solicitors and…

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