IMPROVING SKIN CANCER PREVENTION : MOTIVATING PREVENTIVE BEHAVIOURS USING KNOWLEDGE OF PERSONALISED GENOMIC RISK OF MELANOMA
Grant number: 1129822 | Funding period: 2017 - 2020
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.
Related publications (6)
Risk attitudes and sun protection behaviour: Can behaviour be altered by using a melanoma genomic risk intervention?
Rachael L Morton, Rebecca Asher, Edward Peyton, Tran Anh, Amelia K Smit, Phyllis N Butow, Michael G Kimlin, Suzanne J Dobbinson, Sarah Wordsworth, Louise Keogh, Anne E Cust
BACKGROUND: Exposure to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight is directly associated with melanoma skin cancer, however reducing sun..
Exploring the emotional and behavioural reactions to receiving personalized melanoma genomic risk information: a qualitative study
GL Fenton, AK Smit, L Keogh, AE Cust
BACKGROUND: There is a need for greater understanding of the spectrum of emotional and behavioural reactions that individuals in t..
A novel approach to offering additional genomic findings-A protocol to test a two-step approach in the healthcare system
Melissa Martyn, Anaita Kanga-Parabia, Elly Lynch, Paul A James, Ivan Macciocca, Alison H Trainer, Jane Halliday, Louise Keogh, Janney Wale, Ingrid Winship, Michael Bogwitz, Giulia Valente, Maie Walsh, Lilian Downie, David Amor, Mathew Wallis, Fiona Cunningham, Matthew Burgess, Natasha J Brown, Anna Jarmolowicz
Internationally, the practice of offering additional findings (AFs) when undertaking a clinically indicated genomic test differs. ..
GP attitudes to and expectations for providing personal genomic risk information to the public: a qualitative study.
Amelia K Smit, Ainsley J Newson, Louise Keogh, Megan Best, Kate Dunlop, Kylie Vuong, Judy Kirk, Phyllis Butow, Lyndal Trevena, Anne E Cust
Background: As part of a pilot randomised controlled trial examining the impact of personal melanoma genomic risk information on b..
The melanoma genomics managing your risk study: A protocol for a randomized controlled trial evaluating the impact of personal genomic risk information on skin cancer prevention behaviors
Amelia K Smit, Ainsley J Newson, Rachael L Morton, Michael Kimlin, Louise Keogh, Matthew H Law, Judy Kirk, Suzanne Dobbinson, Peter A Kanetsky, Georgina Fenton, Martin Allen, Phyllis Butow, Kate Dunlop, Lyndal Trevena, Serigne Lo, Jacqueline Savard, Hugh Dawkins, Sarah Wordsworth, Mark Jenkins, Graham J Mann
BACKGROUND: Reducing ultraviolet radiation (UV) exposure and improving early detection may reduce melanoma incidence, mortality an..
Does personalized melanoma genomic risk information trigger conversations about skin cancer prevention and skin examination with family, friends and health professionals?
AK Smit, LA Keogh, AJ Newson, PN Butow, K Dunlop, RL Morton, J Kirk, D Espinoza, AE Cust
BACKGROUND: Receiving information about genomic risk of melanoma might trigger conversations about skin cancer prevention and skin..