Melanoma Focus announces national clinical guidelines for ano-uro-genital mucosal melanoma

by Simon Rodwell | 29 March 2018 18:07

The guidelines result from more than 2 years’ work by a group of experts set up by the charity. Professor Martin Gore, chair of the group, said: ‘This new guideline marks an improvement in the knowledge available to clinicians as well as patients. It will be a standard in the UK and influential internationally’.

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‘How Much Is Enough’ Melanoma Awareness Campaign Launches

by Simon Rodwell | 12 March 2018 18:11


Altruist Sunscreen and Melanoma Focus unite to raise awareness of the dangers of sun damage and tanning.

The campaign hits back with a new series of ‘scars and all’ content shorts to tell the human stories behind three common skin cancer cases.




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Members sought for new mucosal melanoma Guideline Development Group

by Simon Rodwell | 1 March 2018 13:27

We will soon start to develop a national clinical guideline for sino-nasal/head & neck mucosal melanoma. We seek clinicians and nurses from relevant specialties, as well as patient advocates, to join a group led by Professor Kevin Harrington to work on guidance for this rare form of melanoma. Meanwhile our ano-uro-genital mucosal guideline is almost complete.

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18 May Regional Meeting details available

by Simon Rodwell | 30 January 2018 14:14

The Melanoma Focus 2018 Regional Meeting will take place at Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge on Friday 18 May. The programme is published and bookings can be taken. The Guest Speaker is Dr Jeffrey Weber, NYU Langone Medical Center, who will be speaking on ‘Adjuvant treatment of melanoma’. Space is limited so register now to avoid disappointment.

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November 2017: Mucosal Melanoma Guidelines in write-up phase

by Simon Rodwell | 7 September 2017 22:22

Draft clinical guidelines for ano-uro-genital mucosal melanoma were completed in September and circulated widely for comment. The Guideline Development Group considered all the feedback they received and the final guidelines are currently being written up. Melanoma Focus is grateful to all who took part in this process.

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August 2017: Melanoma working group rejects NHS drug retreatment rules

by sophie | 7 August 2017 12:57

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