News file for: Melanoma Institute Australia

Dabrafenib Shrinks Melanoma Brain Metastases In Early Trial

Dabrafenib Shrinks Melanoma Brain Metastases In Early Trial

Australian researchers have reported promising results with a new drug that shrinks brain tumors in advanced cases of melanoma.

Tanning Booths Are Cancer Incubators, Researchers Say

Tanning Booths Are Cancer Incubators, Researchers Say

A New South Wales government decision to ban solariums has been welcomed by University of Sydney researchers whose study contributed to the move.

Australian Researchers Discover Gene Variant That Increases Melanoma Risk

Australian Researchers Discover Gene Variant That Increases Melanoma Risk

Scientists have discovered that a variant in the MITF gene – a gene responsible for regulating pigmentation and melanoma development – can significantly increase the risk of melanoma.