Significant announcement by scientists of diagnosing melanoma

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Significant announcement by scientists of diagnosing melanoma

Australia and New Zealand have the highest rates of skin cancer in the world, with the survival rates for melanomas detected early at around 90 to 95 percent but below 50 percent if cancer spreads.

"If this blood test was around things could have been so much different". It found the blood test could pick up early melanoma in about 80 per cent of cases.

"This will allow us to refine our test and improve the accuracy and determine the need and importance of our test for improving diagnostic certainty", Professor Ziman says. "It's important all Australians keep a close eye on their skin and see their doctor straight away if they notice anything unusual", she said. The blood test detected early stage melanoma in 79 percent of cases.

Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer, claiming 59,782 lives around the world in 2015.

"So a blood test would help in that identification particularly at early stage melanoma, which is what is the most concerning and would be most beneficial for everybody if it was identified early.".

The main way melanoma is now detected is by a visual scan with any areas of skin that are of concern excised and sent for a biopsy.

Health experts have urged people to keep checking their skin.

The blood-based biomarker could "revolutionize the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of melanoma patients, by allowing the implementation of more regular, informative tests at increased sensitivity, with significantly reduced costs, while reducing radiation exposure", the researchers said in a press release.

Ms Zaenker, a member of ECU's Melanoma Research Group, said the new blood test would provide another tool for doctors and would be less invasive for patients.

Lead researcher Pauline Zaenker hailed the test as a potential breakthrough for patients. AFP Indian-Americans donate $1 bn a year Washington: Indian-Americans, who are among the ethnic groups with the highest per capita income, donate about Dollars 1 billion per year, far less than their potential of USD 3 billion philanthropy in the U.S., according to a survey which assessed the giving habits of Indian-Americans. "If this is successful we would hope to be able to have a test ready for use in pathology clinics shortly afterwards", said Melanoma Research Group head Mel Ziman.

The blood test has now been submitted for an worldwide patent.

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