Australia unites taking small steps to make a big difference for melanoma research

Australia unites taking small steps to make a big difference for melanoma research

23 March 2016

 

Melanoma March events have been an outstanding success across the country, with more than 6,000 dedicated supporters turning out for marches across 23 locations over the last month. Well over $600,000 has been raised, with two weeks of the campaign still remaining.
 
The Melbourne event, held early in March, attracted around 1,500 supporters, while 800 turned out for the Brisbane march last weekend. Over 700 supporters, including NSW Premier Mike Baird and rugby legend John Eales, braved the ominous clouds at Manly, while the inaugural march in Penrith attracted 500 people.
 
A team of volunteers and MIA staff ensured the events ran smoothly, arriving on site well before dawn to help set up, managing registrations, selling merchandise and staying back to pack up after events. MIA’s clinicians also attended events sharing their clinical insights and experiences with local crowds.
 
MIA’s CEO Carole Renouf who walked at the Wollongong and Manly marches said: “It takes an incredible amount of work behind the scenes to ensure events go to plan. We couldn’t do it without our incredible volunteers including staff members who took time out of their weekends to help. It was a real team effort and it was fantastic to see so many staff involved.
 
“I’d also like to thank our patients who bravely shared their stories with media and spoke at events. I was moved and inspired to hear about their experiences. They are the reason we do what we do.”
              
The final Melanoma March will be in Darwin on Sunday 10 April.

It's time to march for a cure!
17 Nov 2014

It's time to march for a cure!

Join us for our fourth annual Melanoma March and help us raise over $1 million for melanoma research as we march for a cure! 

Making a difference
17 Nov 2014

Making a difference

When Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) patients at the Poche Centre are first diagnosed with advanced melanoma Anna Hoadley is there.

New trial offers hope to Stage IV patients
17 Nov 2014

New trial offers hope to Stage IV patients

Shining new hope for patients with advanced stage melanoma.

Combination drug therapy halts disease in advanced melanoma
29 Sep 2014

Combination drug therapy halts disease in advanced melanoma

A world-first study in the New England Journal of Medicine heralds the effectiveness of a targeted combination drug therapy after reporting major declines in the risk of disease progression and death in people with metastatic melanoma.

Georgina Long wins award for Outstanding Cancer Research
22 Aug 2014

Georgina Long wins award for Outstanding Cancer Research

Associate Professor Georgina Long wins award for Cancer Institute NSW

Melanoma survivors walk from Sydney to Melbourne to raise money
26 Jul 2014

Melanoma survivors walk from Sydney to Melbourne to raise money

Melanoma survivors and long-time friends Jay Allen and Andrew Rust concluded their 900km walk from Sydney to Melbourne completing their walk at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday 26 July.

The Federal Government's 2015-16 Budget announcements benefit research

The Federal Government's 2015-16 Budget announcements benefit research

The Federal Government’s 2015-16 Budget was announced this week with a boost for medical research funding. 

Melanoma Essentials eBook offered for Free during EADO and GAC (PDF)

Melanoma Essentials eBook offered for Free during EADO and GAC

Sunrise features inspiring story of MIA patient

Sunrise features inspiring story of MIA patient

Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) patient Tara Moran and her seven year old daughter Olivia, who is fundraising for MIA, have been in the national media spotlight this week. 

Dr James Wilmott wins award for Outstanding Cancer Research

Dr James Wilmott wins award for Outstanding Cancer Research

Dr James Wilmott was awarded the Wildfire Award at this year's Cancer Institute NSW's Premier Awards for Outstanding Cancer Research.

Tune into Jay's Longest Melanoma March Channel 10 documentary

Tune into Jay's Longest Melanoma March Channel 10 documentary - Copy

Jay's Longest Melanoma March documentary is screening this Sunday 22 September at 1pm (AEST) on Channel 10, capturing behind the scenes of the 2000km walk, Adelaide to Sydney in 50 days. Uniting to end melanoma.

Cancer Australia releases 'stage at diagnosis' data for top five incidence cancers – including melanoma

Cancer Australia releases 'stage at diagnosis' data for top five incidence cancers – including melanoma

For the first time in Australia, national data has been released on cancer stage at diagnosis. This data explores the top five incidence cancers – female breast cancer, colorectal, lung, prostate cancers and melanoma.

All Aussies should have access to this lifesaver

All Aussies should have access to this lifesaver

Carrie Palmer writes for The Daily Telegraph about her experience with melanoma. 

15-year-old melanoma survivor Toby Rayner will lead Mount Gambier's march against melanoma

15-year-old melanoma survivor Toby Rayner will lead Mount Gambier's march against melanoma

Julie-Ann Sams knows all too well that melanoma doesn’t discriminate. Life changed for her
youngest son, Toby Rayner, when he was diagnosed with a rare from of iris melanoma that sadly required his left eye to be surgically removed.


 

15-year-old melanoma survivor Toby Rayner will lead Mount Gambier's march against melanoma

15-year-old melanoma survivor Toby Rayner will lead Mount Gambier's march against melanoma

Julie-Ann Sams knows all too well that melanoma doesn’t discriminate. Life changed for her
youngest son, Toby Rayner, when he was diagnosed with a rare from of iris melanoma that sadly required his left eye to be surgically removed.


 

Congratulations to our Conjoint Medical Directors

Congratulations to our Conjoint Medical Directors

Our Conjoint Medical Directors have been announced as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences.

Melanoma diagnosis for Australian Survivor contestant stark warning about the risks of sun exposure

Melanoma diagnosis for Australian Survivor Contestant stark warning about the risks of sun exposure

News reports today of a recently evicted Australian Survivor star being diagnosed with melanoma should serve as a stark warning to all Australians of the serious health risks posed by sun exposure.

60 Minutes' MIA Patient Feature Program

60 Minutes' MIA Patient Feature Program

Five years ago Julie Randall was diagnosed with melanoma and was given months to live. The melanoma had spread throughout her body. The doctors said it was incurable and she’d be lucky if she survived the next nine months. Julie, a patient at Melanoma Institute Australia under Professor Georgina Long was placed on an experimental drug trial. To watch the entire program, visit 9now.com or click here

The latest research from Dr James Wilmott

The latest research from Dr James Wilmott

Dr James Wilmott is researching how melanoma forms in young people.