NICE Clinical Melanoma Guideline

NICE published the Clinical Melanoma Guideline in July 2015. This Guideline is directed at secondary and tertiary care (hospital treatment) in the UK and considers the role of treatments such as sentinel node biopsy. This is a link to the guideline http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng14 The Guideline addressed the role of sentinel nodeRead More

New GenoMEL paper

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute has published a new GenoMEL paper examining the role of chromosomal telomere length in melanoma. The research involved creating a score representing genetically determined telomere length, based on all the established telomere associated genes and found that this score correlated with melanomaRead More

New GenoMEL paper

The International Journal of Cancer has published a new GenoMEL paper entitled, “Fine mapping of genetic susceptibility loci for melanoma reveals a mixture of single variant and multiple variant regions“. It reports the results of examining genetic data from over 5,000 individuals with melanoma and over 7,000 individuals withoutRead More

Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

The consortium’s coordinator, Prof. Julia Newton Bishop, has been elected to theFellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences. Academy Fellows are elected for excellence in medical research, innovative application of scientific knowledge or conspicuous service to healthcare. This prestigious award is recognition of Julia’s contribution to understanding melanoma genetics.Read More