The second UK Melanoma Patient Conference

A summary by Professor Julia Newton-Bishop The second Melanoma Patient Conference took place in Birmingham this year on June 16th and 17th. It was expertly organised (as was the first ever conference) by Imogen Cheese. It was very well attended by people who have experienced melanoma themselves or inRead More

Launch of Patient Decision Aid

Melanoma Focus (http://www.melanomafocus.com) has launched its Patient Decision Aid (PDA), whose aim is to inform people about melanoma and guide patients through the decisions they will need to take during their treatment. By helping people to understand their options, this new online tool should improve the effectiveness of conversations betweenRead More

Option Grids: information for melanoma patients

NICE has worked with Option Grid and UK dermatologists Jason Thomson and Jane McGregor, to produce information for melanoma patients and their medical teams. The information is provided in the form of Option Grids which allow consideration of the potential advantages and disadvantages of given medical procedures or treatments.Read More

BAP1: a newly recognised melanoma gene

GenoMEL has some new information in the Information for Patients section, on a rare inherited genetic mutation which increases the risk of melanoma in some families. The appearance of the moles and the melanomas in these families can be unusual and affected families are also at increased risk ofRead More