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Government strengthens support for melanoma patients with breakthrough treatment expanded on PBS

The start of autumn will bring with it a new sense of hope for over 2,000 Australians with advanced melanoma, with the Australian Government expanding subsidised access to breakthrough melanoma treatment options on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from today. The start of autumn will bring with it a new sense of hope for over…

Skin Cancer Tasmania 2019 Newsletter

What a year 2019 has been. Our team has again been behind the scenes (and in some cases at the forefront of) meetings, collaborations and events in order to raise awareness of melanoma and skin cancer in Tasmania. The year culminated in Melanoma Tasmania incorporating as Skin Cancer Tasmania in order to meet the needs…

Immunotherapy treatment for Melanoma

The Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre has produced 5 short videos for people about to start immunotherapy treatment for melanoma. The videos aim to assist people better understand immunotherapy, prepare for it and cope with its impact. They draw upon the professional experience of clinicians but also includes the perspectives of patients, families and carers who…

melanomatas 2018 chair report

On behalf of the board, we wish you and your families a safe and healthy Christmas period. We know that for some it can be a challenging time remembering those who have lost their lives to melanoma or are struggling with the disease, so our thoughts go out to you. A warm acknowledgement to our…

Melanoma Tasmania UV bracelets

Melanoma Tasmania UV bracelets are NOW available to buy for $2 each from the following locations: New Town Skin Cancer Clinic 137 New Town Road, New Town TAS Macquarie Skin Cancer Clinic 322 Macquarie Street, Hobart TAS Davey Street Discount Pharmacy 179 Davey Street, South Hobart Dixons Pharmacy 112 Goldie Street, Wynyard TAS SportsPower Devonport…

melanomatas Summer 2017 Newsletter

Melanoma Tasmania has continued to grow this year with many highlights in 2017. Our newsletter is an extensive one but it showcases what we have been up to over the past 12 months – working on your behalf to minimise the impact of melanoma here in Tasmania. Topics covered in this edition include: Fundraising Events…