2014 meeting

Over 60 researchers attended the joint GenoMEL/BioGenoMEL meeting in Valencia in May 2014. There were over 40 scientific presentations of world leading research with additional participation over the Internet. Such e-participation was trialled at this event and is likely to feature again in future meetings. Our thanks go to Dr. Eduardo Nagore and the Fundacion Instituto Valenciano de Oncologia for hosting the meeting.

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Researchers at the 2014 meeting

 

Christmas Donation

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As part of their annual Christmas message to clients, IRT sends a newsletter highlighting a worthy cause. This Christmas IRT highlighted skin cancer and their UK office choose to support GenoMEL. IRT is the leading international horse transport company with its global headquarters in Australia and so skin awareness is a particularly relevant issue. We are very grateful for their donation of £1,500.

Fund raising success

Rachel Barber recently completed the Great North Run and asked for sponsorship in memory of her dear friend Jenny, who she lost to melanoma. Rachel has raised over £500 to support GenoMEL’s research. Donations are still being accepted at JustGiving.com Congratulations to Rachel and thank you to all her sponsors.image

Rachel Barber with her Great North Run medal

Fund raising success

Geoff Walker recently completed Ironman France and asked for sponsorship in memory of a dear friend, Bernie Jackson, who died from melanoma earlier this year. The challenge involved over 140 miles of swimming, biking and running and Geoff has raised over £2,000 to support GenoMEL’s research. Donations are still being accepted at  JustGiving.com Congratulations to Geoff and thank you to all his sponsors.

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New GenoMEL paper in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology

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A GenoMEL study of somatic BRAF and NRAS mutations in familial melanomas with known germline CDKN2A status has been published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. This study set out to investigate whether inheriting a CDKN2Amutation influences the mutations found within the actual tumour. Led by researchers in Sweden, it involved colleagues from more than eight different research groups and samples from over 100 patients.

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