Melonoma: Lessons learned from Australia

How to reduce melanoma incidence and mortality in Norway

Highest melanoma mortality

Norway is worldwide among the countries with the highest melanoma incidence and mortality and the rates are continuously increasing. The Australian population has been exposed to skin cancer prevention campaigns since the early 1980s and melanoma incidence is now declining.

Based on this experience, Professor Adele Green will present ideas on how Norway could get active to follow this example. She lays the ground by comparing the disease burden and risky behaviour in Norway and Australia and continues with possible points for interventions based on different pathways to melanoma. To conclude, she will show concrete steps on how Norway could control melanoma by raising its awareness.

Professor Adele Green
Professor Adele Green Photo: 
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

Adele Green

Adele Green is a world leading researcher in melanoma epidemiology. Her research focusses on the causes and prevention of this disease. She is senior scientist at QIMR Berghofer Institute of Medical Research in Brisbane, Australia and Professor at the Cancer Research Institute at the University of Manchester, UK.


Oslo Centre for Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Oslo and Cancer Registry of Norway
Published Oct. 12, 2016 2:57 PM - Last modified May 30, 2017 10:47 AM