Response Fractions

At the end of the recruitment and data collection phase of the study, 1643 melanoma patients from Western Australia had consented to participate in the WAMHS. Participants in the study generously gave their time to provide over 1300 blood samples and complete over 1300 questionnaires. This information will be incredibly useful for melanoma research now and in the future and the WAMHS would like to sincerely thank all participants.

Publications arising from WAMHS data

  • Peer-reviewed publications
  1. Ward SV, Cadby G, Heyworth JS, Fear MF, Wallace HJ, Cole JM, Wood FM and Palmer LJ. Association of TGFβ1 and clinical factors with scar outcome following melanoma excision. Archives of Dermatological Research. 2012. 201. 304(5): p.343-351. PubMed
  2. Ward SV*, Cadby G* (*joint first authorship), Lee A, Cole JM, Heyworth JS, Millward MJ, WoodFM and Palmer LJ. The Western Australian Melanoma Health Study: Study design and participant characteristics. Cancer Epidemiology: International Journal of Cancer Epidemiology, Detection and Prevention. 2011. 35(5): p. 423–431. PubMed
  • Peer-reviewed published conference abstracts
  1. Ward SV, Wallace HJ, Cadby G, Heyworth JS, Fear MW, Cole JM, Wood FM and Palmer LJ. Association of wound repair and pigmentation genes with scar outcome following successful primary closure of skin tumour excision. Wound Rep Reg. 2012. 20(5): A68. [Oral].
  2. Ward SV, Cadby G, Heyworth JS, Fear MF, Wallace HJ, Cole JM, Wood FM and Palmer LJ. Genetic factors associated with scar outcome following melanoma excision. Australasian Epidemiologist. 2011. 18(2): p.43. [Oral]
  3. Ward SV, Cadby G, Lee A, Cole JM, Heyworth JS, Millward MJ, WoodFM and Palmer LJ. The Western Australian Melanoma Health Study: A resource for melanoma research. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2010. 6(Supplement 3): p.229. [Poster].
  4. Cadby G, Ward SV, Cole JM, Millward M and Palmer LJ. Breslow thickness in the Western Australian Melanoma Health Study. Pigment Cell andMelanoma Research. 2009. 22(6): p.903 904. [Poster]
  5. Ward SV, Cadby G, Millward M, Cole JM, WoodF and Palmer LJ. Scar outcome post melanoma excision. Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research. 2009. 22(6): p.903-904. [Poster]
  6. Ward SV, Cadby G, Cole JM, WoodF, Millward M and Palmer LJ. The Western Australian Melanoma Health Study. Genetic Epidemiology. 2009. 33: p.787.[Poster]
  7. Ward SV, Cadby G, Martin LJ, Hudson ET, Hewitt KN, Cole JM, WoodFM, Millward MJ and Palmer LJ. The Western Australian Melanoma Health Study. Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2008. 4 (Supplement 2): p.A103. [Poster]