Causes and Prevention of Melanoma | Overview
This 30-minute video from our Ultimate Melanoma Masterclass series reviews current thinking relating on the causes and prevention of melanoma.
A/Prof Anne Cust discusses how the epidemiology of melanoma in Australia has changed over time. Primary prevention efforts have significantly reduced the incidence of invasive melanoma among younger generations; however, there is an increasing incidence of melanoma in situ in the general population. This increase is thought to be due to advances in early detection and the ageing population.
Prof Diona Damian explains how ultraviolet (UV) radiation contributes to the development of malignant melanoma. Protection against UV exposure and early diagnosis is essential for improved outcomes for patients. In addition, chemoprotection, has been increasingly investigated. Prof Damian discusses the use of nicotinamide as a promising chemoprotective agent for non-melanoma skin cancers, and the laboratory studies which suggest that clinical chemoprevention trials are now needed for melanoma.
Changing Epidemiology of Melanoma
A/Prof Anne Cust
Epidemiologist, Melanoma Institute Australia | NHMRC and Cancer Institute NSW Career Development Fellow, The University of Sydney
Melanoma Prevention, Sunscreens and Vitamin D
Prof Diona Damian
Dermatologist, Melanoma Institute Australia | Professor of Dermatology, The University of Sydney | Clinical Academic, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
- Describe the incidence and mortality trends for melanoma in Australia
- List some of the strategies recommended for prevention of skin cancer
- Identify clinical indicators of high risk patients and appropriate screening procedure
Practice NurseVery informative and thought provoking.