Category - Skin Cancer

Sun Protection Habits and the Ugly Xmas Rashie

We’ve teamed up with wearable UV indicator sticker company Suncayr and the Ugly Xmas Rashie to look at people’s sun protection habits.

People who buy an Ugly Xmas Rashie will receive a sample pack of Suncayr SPOTMYUV™ UV indicating spots that mimic skin to tell you when to reapply sunscreen. Participants are asked to complete an online survey when they purchase their rashie about their sun protection practices, and again 3 months later. Upon successful completion of the 3 month survey, participants go into the draw to win four Ugly Xmas Rashies from next year’s limited-edition design. Read more >

Reduce risk of skin cancer with new prevention app

Organ transplant recipients are at an increased risk of skin cancers, including the most deadly form melanoma, and QUT researchers are looking for transplant recipients to test a new sun safety app to decrease your risk.

Friends, family and spectators at the event are also encouraged to participate, as sun safety is important for everyone in a high UV environment such as Queensland. Read more >

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 is currently conducting several studies testing these new devices. Read more >

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. The incidence of skin cancer, both melanoma and non-melanoma, is increasing worldwide. There are approximately 3 million non-melanoma skin cancers and 132,000 melanoma skin cancers diagnosed annually. Read more >