Improving skin cancer prevention: motivating preventive behaviours using knowledge of personalised genomic risk of melanoma

Project Details

The aim of our study is to evaluate whether we can improve the Australian public’s skin cancer prevention behaviours, particularly reducing exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation, by giving personalised information about melanoma genetic risk. We will also explore the psycho-social, ethical, and economic implications of receiving this information. The results of our study are likely to influence the future of skin cancer prevention in Australia.


A/Professor Anne Cust

A/Professor Ainsley Newson

A/Professor Rachael Morton

Professor Michael Kimlin

A/Professor Louise Keogh

Dr Matthew Law

A/Professor Judy Law

Dr Suzanne Dobbinson

Professor Peter Kanetsky


NHMRC (APP112822)

Start Date: 2017

End Date : 2020

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School Research Themes

Prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (including cancer), and promotion of mental health

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Department / Centre

Centre for Health Equity

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