Melanoma Unit News

The Melanoma Unit News section deals with news specific to the Melanoma Unit.

Dr Rosalie Fisher talks to Paul Henry about anti PD1 inhibitors

Oncologists are calling for a promising new melanoma drug to be fast-tracked through the regulatory process so Kiwis can reap the benefits as soon as possible. Read original article (http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/doctors-want-melanoma-drug-fast-tracked-2015062911#axzz3eW3tG6PY).. Read more

NZ top of world melanoma rates

New Zealand may top the world in melanoma rates, but experts believe the epidemic may have peaked. New data from the New Zealand Melanoma Unit shows rates of skin cancer here are now higher than in Australia. Melanoma surgeon Richard Martin says rates have increased exponentially over th.. Read more

NZ has world's worst melanoma rate

New Zealand has edged out Australia to have the world's worst rate of melanomas, researchers have found. Dr Richard Martin from the New Zealand Melanoma Unit compared the skin cancer rates between the two countries and found Kiwis had slightly higher chances of suffering the dangerous cancer. Hi.. Read more

Melanoma vaccine to go on trial

Trials of a cutting-edge melanoma vaccine will begin in New Zealand next year as new research shows the country has the highest rate of the cancer in the world. International experts will gather in Wellington today for the first melanoma summit to try to find ways to tackle New Zealand's mas.. Read more