skin cancer

New technologies keeping people sun safe

Dr Elke Hacker was featured in a segment on the children’s science show Scope on channel 11. On Scope scientists and researchers present stories about their research and latest discoveries. Elke talked about the latest technology and innovation helping to keep people sun safe. Devices range from wearables, to apps and UVR detecting stickers. Elke…

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Seeking research participants: The SKin INnovation (SKIN) research project

Participate in a study looking at skin self-examination and skin cancer diagnosis: The SKin INnovation (SKIN) research project Researchers at QUT and UQ are currently undertaking research into skin self-examination. In particular, we are examining mobile teledermoscopy. Mobile teledermoscopy involves photographing moles and sending them to a dermatologist remotely for a diagnosis. We are looking…

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Attending the world congress of cancers of the skin

QUT Improving Health Outcomes for People co-leader Prof Monika Janda recently attended the 16th World Congress on Cancers of the Skin in Vienna, Austria. The world congress of cancers of the skin holds interdisciplinary meetings for clinicians and scientists working in the challenging fields of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. Prof Janda’s presented her talk…

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Mobile technologies improve skin cancer prevention outcomes

Mobile phone-delivered technologies can improve skin cancer prevention outcomes, according to a QUT Improving Health Outcomes for People research group study. Linda Finch, group manager and research officer from the research group at Queensland University of Technology, published her findings in the renowned international journal Preventive Medicine. As part of the SknTec study, Ms Finch…

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Mobile secondary prevention of skin cancer

QUT Improving Health Outcomes for People researchers attended the 2nd Global Advances and Controversies in Skin Cancer Conference 2015. The conference was attended by medical, research and health support professionals debating prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship of skin cancer (including both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer). The conference highlighted the global burden of skin cancer….

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New Technologies could help prevent skin cancer

Many young Australians are still getting sunburnt on a regular basis despite having good knowledge about sun protective behaviours. Researchers from QUT Improving Health Outcomes for People, the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation (IHBI) and University of the Sunshine Coast are conducting the Skntec study to directly test the use of personal UVR devices…

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