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June 30th 2020
2020 General Meeting
Update on MPA's General Meeting - Tuesday 04th August at 11:00am
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April 30th 2020
A Word From Our CEO (COVID-19)
In recent weeks our entire world has changed. Many of our routines are gone, many are working at home while juggling home school and trying to think of ways to entertain the kids and pets (big and small). There is such a lot of fear about COVID-19 and the impact it is having on all our lives and systems like government, health, financial, small businesses and non-profits.
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April 6th 2020
2020 Influenza Vaccine
Message from Professor Grant McArthur, Executive Director of the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, senior medical oncologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and member of Melanoma Patients Australia's Medical Advisory Committee regarding the 2020 Influenza Vaccine.
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February 24th 2020
Volunteers
A big thank you to all our amazing volunteers. We couldn't do without all our volunteers support nationally, and we want to thank every one of you.
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December 10th 2019
CGW Corporate Partnership
MPA is delighted to confirm our ongoing corporate partnership with Cooper Grace Ward (CGW).
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December 4th 2019
MPA & MIA Patient Information Forum videos now available
Presentations were recorded so that all patients and their carers from around Australia could benefit.
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November 8th 2019
MPA & MIA Collaboration
In a boost for melanoma patients across the country, Melanoma Patients Australia and Melanoma Institute Australia have announced a new multi-year agreement to provide enhanced support services for patients nationally.
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August 26th 2019
Melanoma Early Detection and Prevention
Most skin cancers, including melanoma, are caused by prolonged and repeated exposure to UV radiation in sunlight. In recent years it has become clear that the DNA damage that causes skin cancer and melanoma accumulates with repeated small doses of sunlight.
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January 30th 2019
New Approach to Sunscreen Use
Melanoma Patients Australia is proud to be part of a group of peak bodies responsible for sun safety advice in Australia and New Zealand that have worked together to adopt a new policy on sunscreen use, recommending that people apply it daily as part of a regular morning routine.
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October 16th 2018
Corporate Partnership
Twelve years ago, two much-needed organisations were founded by people who wanted to create a better experience for those diagnosed with melanoma. We thank the Smiling for Smiddy team for partnering with MPA in our shared vision to improve outcomes for people affected by melanoma.
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October 16th 2018
Anxiety is Anxiety, Period
Most people assume that getting an early melanoma diagnosis is ‘good news’, you’ve caught it early and now it’s out. Just get on with life. But the reality is that anxiety doesn’t discriminate.
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May 1st 2018
Canberra Melanoma Forum
Join us for supper and hear the latest melanoma information from medical experts including Dr Geoffrey Peters.
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