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Annual GenoMEL meeting, 26-28 June, 2013
Posted on 7 May 2013 | 4:22 pm by The Editor
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A new GenoMEL paper is available from the Nature Genetics website entitled, 'A variant in FTO shows association with melanoma risk not due to BMI'. Some variations in the FTO gene have been linked to obesity, but this is the first study to link FTO variations with melanoma. This was a global study of more than 13,000 melanoma patients and a huge collaborative effort.
A University of Leeds press release is available.
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Posted on 5 March 2013 | 3:24 pm by The Editor
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New CDK4 paper
A new Journal of Medical Genetics paper from GenoMEL is available online. It reports an international study of all known families with rare germline mutations in the CDK4 gene, led by Professor Anders Molven from the University of Bergen in Norway. This open access paper is an impressive achievement, involving numerous collaborators. It is available from the journal's website.
Posted on 12 February 2013 | 12:06 pm by The Editor
An initiative of one of GenoMEL's SME members, NKD, has been awarded a Runner Up place in the 2012 Medilink Healthcare Business Awards. This initiative, called Osmosis, uses cloud computing to help doctors keep track of their online research and learning. This can be crucial to annual appraisals and revalidation. For more information please email email@example.com
Posted on 7 January 2013 | 5:16 pm by The Editor
News from Latvia
Congratulations to GenoMEL member Kristine Azerjana! Kristine successfully defended her thesis on the 12 November, in Riga, Latvia. She is pictured with her promoter, Dr. Dace Pjanova and her invited opposer, Prof. Wilma Bergman.
Posted on 4 December 2012 | 2:57 pm by The Editor
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Posted on 24 September 2012 | 1:36 pm by The Editor
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The 2013 GenoMEL meeting
New GenoMEL paper
A fourth paper has been published based on GenoMEL's health psychology studies. It highlights the need for more effective communication of genetic test results. To find out more please visit the European Journal of Cancer website. Congratulations to all involved.
Posted on 21 August 2012 | 11:59 am by The Editor
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Location of the 2013 GenoMEL meeting
Our next annual meeting will be in the city of Philadelphia. This will be GenoMEL's first annual meeting in the USA since 2004. The meeting will be in June or July - the precise dates will be announced soon.
New GenoMEL paper
GenoMEL's latest paper is now available online. It reports further findings from GenoMEL's health psychology questionnaires. To find the article please visit the website of the journal Archives of Dermatology.
Posted on 25 July 2012 | 11:02 am by The Editor
2012 GenoMEL meeting
Over 50 people from 10 different countries attended the recent meeting at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands. There were over 40 talks including two from eminent invited guest speakers. The meeting demonstrated the continuing commitment of GenoMEL members.
Posted on 28 June 2012 | 1:48 pm by The Editor
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The annual meeting is taking place in Leiden, the Netherlands 18-20 June. If you have any attendance queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on 11 June 2012 | 3:05 pm by The Editor
Advances in the genetics of melanoma lecture
The leader of GenoMEL's INSERM group, Dr. Florence Demenais, recently gave a lecture entitled, New advances in the genetics of melanoma: how can it contribute to personalized medicine? The lecture can be viewed online at the videolectures.net website.
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The GenoMEL website has received over 125,000 visitors!
End of the NoE grant
The NoE grant period has now ended. However, our numerous research and dissemination activities continue. If you are interested in sponsoring some of GenoMEL's activities please get in touch.
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The launch of M-ICAB
In March GenoMEL participated in the launch meeting of the Melanoma Independent Community Advisory Board (M-ICAB). This is an exciting initiative of the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) and aims to ensure a patient-centred approach to melanoma research and care. To read the ECPC press release please visit the ECPC website.
New NCCN guidelines
The US National Comprehensive Cancer Network has released new guidelines for melanoma patients. They can be accessed for free at http://www.nccn.com/images/patient-guidelines/pdf/melanoma.pdf
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