Episode 9 Managing Your Risk Study feat Anne Cust & Amelia Smit

The Melanoma Genomics Managing Your Risk Study is about understanding the impact of informing people about their personal genetic risk of melanoma, and to see whether this could be used as a new approach for helping prevent melanoma and other skin cancers. Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer, but in many cases it can be prevented and if detected early then the prognosis is usually good. An individual's genetic variation can influence their chances of developing melanoma, and this genetic risk information (in combination with information on preventative behaviours and skin checking) is a new potential strategy for helping prevent melanoma and other skin cancers and encouraging early detection.

Sydney Catalyst met with Chief Investigator, Associate Professor Anne Cust and PhD Candidate, Amelia Smit to discuss the study.