Testing for melanoma with a blood sample could save hundreds of lives each year by detecting cancer cells in the body before they spread.
Debilitating or terminal conditions can sometimes mean patients' only option is to take part in experimental trials. Now the Federal Government will give the sector a much needed injection.
Hawaii is on track to ban the sale of sunscreens containing two common chemicals, because of the damaging impact those chemicals have on their coral reefs — but Australia is reluctant to follow suit.
The passage of time has an effect on our skin that is unavoidable and irreversible, but our lifestyle, environment and bad habits also play a role in how old we look, writes Michelle Rodrigues.
Melissa Sheldon's melanoma spread to her lungs and her brain, and her doctors said it was probably because of her sunbed use. Now she has issued a warning to others thinking of using one of Australia's illegal solariums - "stop".
The way we think about cancer is undergoing a slow but radical transformation, with studies at a molecular level revealing how "rare" each cancer is. How we fund research should change too, writes Darren Saunders.
Do you know your SPF 30s from your SPF 50s, or your UVBs from your UVAs? It could mean the difference between ending up sun-kissed and crispy-fried this summer.
The nation's most senior dermatologists calls for Australians at high risk of melanoma to have access to Medicare rebates for expensive mole-mapping photography, saying it will save lives.
You may have more potential skin cancers than you think. Cancer Council Australia has changed its melanoma diagnosis guidelines for doctors after research showed 20 per cent of melanomas are pale.
Drugs that are currently used for people at the advanced stage of melanoma could help prevent the disease from returning and spreading at an earlier stage, new research shows.