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MIA joins Sydney Health Partners

Sydney Health Partners' goal is to ensure world class research is successfully implemented & scaled-up to benefit patients & wider society.

Congratulations Dr Hansol Lee

Promising young MIA researcher conferred with University of Sydney PhD.

Olympians join forces for melanoma warning

Jana Pittman and Melinda Gainsford-Taylor urge Australians to be sun-safe and check their skin as they join the Game On Mole campaign in support of their much-loved coach

MIA research wins Cancer Institute of NSW 'Wildfire Highly Cited Publication'

Cited an incredible 427 times around the world, showing its vital role in improving outcomes for people with advanced melanoma.

Aussies urged to mark start of summer by checking their skin

National day of action called amidst fears COVID lockdowns have deterred patients from seeking potentially life-saving medical treatment

AMC2021 conference wrap-up

Clinicians and researchers from across Australia and beyond united online, bringing the AMC2021 conference theme of Promising Futures to life.

Journalist and news reader Peter Overton our new National Ambassador

Melanoma Institute Australia is proud to announce that the Nine Network’s Peter Overton AM has joined us as a National Ambassador.

MIA researchers feature on prestigious Highly Cited Researchers 2021 List

MIA is proud to announce that five of our researchers have been named on the Clarivate Annual Highly Cited Researchers™ 2021 list.

New research into importance of skin surveillance to save lives from melanoma

New research shows routine skin checks by a health professional, coupled with checking your own skin, are vital in saving lives from melanoma.

Game On Mole - saving lives this summer

With new patient figures indicating people may have deferred skin checks during the pandemic our Game On Mole campaign is more important than ever. 

Melanoma March physical events in 2022

We are excited to announce a return to our much-loved physical Melanoma March events in March 2022! 

Community Fundraising Wrap Up July-Sept 2021

Read more about the wonderful MIA community fundraising initiatives held recently.

Australian researchers spearhead paradigm shift in melanoma treatment

Drug therapy set to become standard treatment in high-risk early stage patients to stop disease spread

Melanoma Bike Bash 2021: What a ride!

Over two fun, yet challenging, days in September an intrepid group of riders and crew successfully completed the annual Melanoma Bike Bash in WA!

Prof Georgina Long AO awarded inaugural Outstanding Female Researcher Medal from AAHMS

Prof Long AO has been recognised by Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences for her transformative work advancing melanoma treatments.

MIA researchers awarded $7.2m in NHMRC grants for health research

Three MIA researchers at University of Sydney received grants to further their important melanoma research.

Amie St Clair Ball in Wagga postponed for a third time

COVID restrictions continue to impact fundraising for melanoma services in Riverina.

Honouring Ben's life by supporting the next generation of melanoma researchers

Ben Garrow lost his life to melanoma. In his honour his family has established a scholarship to support a PhD student whose work focuses on saving lives from melanoma.

MIA's annual Research Retreat 2021

More than 150 clinicians, researchers and MIA staff gathered online to share research highlights.

Community Fundraising Wrap Up Apr-June 2021

A re-cap of the wonderful, and often very creative, community fundraising initiatives over the April to June quarter.

Patients paying it forward

Our patients who donate their tissue samples and records to our research are helping to make a difference to the lives of future melanoma patients. 

Research boost to improve outcomes for melanoma patients

MIA researchers have recently been awarded two competitive funding grants, which will help facilitate their ground-breaking work in melanoma research.

Melanoma Clinical Trial to open in Wagga

Riverina patients gain access to potentially life saving immunotherapy treatment close to home.

 Queen's Birthday Honour for Professor Richard Scolyer

MIA's Prof Scolyer has been appointed as an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia. 

Sharing our research on the global stage at 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting

Research from MIA was once again in the spotlight as findings were shared at the virtual ASCO21. 

Australian researchers lead world in successful trial of new cancer treatment.

In a breakthrough which could extend to the treatment of other cancers, a new immune checkpoint inhibitor has proven effective in helping save the lives of advanced melanoma patients.

Thank you doesn't seem enough for our melanoma nurses.

Whilst our research and clinical teams are trialling new treatments to save lives, it is our nurses who are on the front line providing care and support.

Sharing our knowledge of melanoma on the global stage

As leaders in the field of melanoma, clinicians and researchers from MIA shared their knowledge at the virtual 10th World Congress of Melanoma. 

Community Fundraising Wrap Up Jan-Mar 2021

The easing of COVID restrictions has meant the return of community events, and we recognise the generous support of our community fundraisers.

Melanoma patients and their families urged to speak up and put national spotlight on melanoma.

Melanoma patients and their carers are being urged to participate in a ground-breaking survey which will shape the future of melanoma treatment, research, support and funding in Australia.

An inspiring WA Melanoma Community Forum

There was a wonderful feeling of community support amongst the melanoma patients, families and friends at the WA Melanoma Community Form. 

Rethinking skin surveillance for high-risk melanoma patients

New research has provided evidence in favour of a structured skin surveillance program for high-risk melanoma patients.

Predicting disease spread in thin melanoma

A new MIA online risk calculator for clinicians can determine the likelihood of thin melanoma spreading.   

Exploring our own clinical questions through MIA's new trials initiative

MIA has recently established a new division of our Clinical Trials Program which co-ordinates and manages investigator-led multi-centre trials. 

Launch of Melanoma March 2021

Aussies urged to leave their footprint on melanoma as efforts step up to save lives from the disease.

Olivia Vivian announced as MIA ambassador

Olivia is using her Ninja star power to shine a spotlight on melanoma prevention - in memory of her dad. 

Melanoma breakthrough - neoadjuvant treatment saving lives.

Drug treatment before surgery, known as neoadjuvant therapy, is being hailed as one of the biggest breakthroughs in melanoma treatment since the advent of immunotherapy.

Melanoma breakthrough - neoadjuvant therapy saving lives.

Drug treatment before surgery, known as neoadjuvant therapy, is being hailed as one of the biggest breakthroughs in melanoma treatment since the advent of immunotherapy.

Are cancer patients on immunotherapy at a greater risk of severe COVID-19 infection?

New research, led by MIA, has revealed that cancer patients treated with immunotherapy are not at a higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 infection compared to other cancer patients.

Are cancer patients on immunotherapy at a greater risk of severe COVID-19 infection?

New research, led by MIA, has revealed that cancer patients treated with immunotherapy are not at a higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 infection compared to other cancer patients.

A message to all Australians from melanoma patient Stuart Taylor

Stuart has advanced melanoma which is not responding to treatment. He has shared his story on ABC's 7:30 in the hope that others can escape the same fate. 

It's 'Game On Mole' this summer!

All Australians are urged to join the fight against melanoma this summer. 

Prof Richard Scolyer named Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year  

The ground-breaking work of MIA's Co-Medical Director Prof Richard Scolyer has been recognised with NSW’s highest accolade for cancer research. 

Dr James Wilmott wins 2020 Wildfire Highly Cited Publication Award

A landmark study led by MIA's Dr Willmott is making a difference to melanoma treatment around the globe.

MIA researchers feature on prestigious Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List

The highly anticipated annual list is the “who’s who” of the scientific elite from across the globe.

Game On Mole is back this summer!

The uniquely Aussie awareness campaign ‘Game On Mole’ is back for its second year – with a new look but same important message.

RCPA recognition for Professor Richard Scolyer.

Professor Richard Scolyer receives The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia Distinguished Fellow Award.

Professor Georgina Long hands on baton of SMR Presidency

Professor Long cites as a highlight of her 2-year Presidency, the phenomenal research output by SMR members who have continued to lead the cancer field despite the impact of COVID-19.

City2Surf 2020

Join in the fun of the virtual event, and together we can run over melanoma!

Top melanoma experts from MIA

Melanoma Institute Australia features prominently in the latest ‘Expertise in Melanoma’ world rankings, released by Expertscape.

Top melanoma experts at MIA

Melanoma Institute Australia features prominently in the latest ‘Expertise in Melanoma’ world rankings, released by Expertscape.

Melanoma Supportive Care Needs research study. 

Participate in our online survey and help us understand the support needs of melanoma patients and carers.

New online melanoma risk calculators critical to saving lives

Clinicians and their patients now have access to three online risk calculators developed by researchers at Melanoma Institute Australia.

Professor Richard Scolyer receives University of Sydney Alumni Award.

MIA's Co-Medical Director Professor Richard Scolyer has received The University of Sydney Alumni Award for International Achievement.

Uniting together despite the distance

More than 120 MIA clinicians, researchers and staff came together online to share research highlights.

Professor Richard Scolyer recognised in The Pathologist's 2020 Power List.

For the 2nd consecutive year, MIA's Co-Medical Director Professor Richard Scolyer has been selected in the top 100 best, brightest, and most powerful advocates of pathology by The Pathologist.

Important Update: Masks required at Poche Centre

As of Monday 27th July all patients and carers/family members coming into The Poche Centre will be required to bring their own mask. 

A Critical Nexus:The Clinician and the Researcher.

In a recent issue of Cancer Cell journal, Prof Georgina Long AO and Prof Richard Scolyer discuss the challenge of bringing together clinical work and scientific research to underpin successful cancer research.    

New online calculator launched to determine risk of spread of melanoma

Clinicians around the world now have access to a new online calculator that predicts the risk that a patient’s primary melanoma has spread to nearby lymph nodes.

Queen's Birthday Honour for Professor Georgina Long

Professor Long has been appointed as an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia (General Division) for  distinguished service to medicine, particularly, to melanoma clinical and translational research, and to professional medical societies. 

Danny's inspiring survival story

“I had a complete response within about six months. All of my tumours disappeared."

MIA in the spotlight at ASCO virtual conference

‘We are extremely proud of our ongoing contribution to the global effort to save lives from melanoma, with Dr Silva’s prestigious award proof that we continue to lead the way,'

Research saves lives

'Being able to tell my children that I now have no evidence of disease was the best day ever!' Jen Benfield, Stage IV melanoma survivor

Paul's Story

Thanks to the generosity of our MIA community, funds raised from the Christmas Appeal are supporting ongoing research to give other grandfathers like Paul a better chance of survival.

Breast cancer drug may cure melanoma

“I’m one of the lucky ones,” said Barbara. Barbara Holland was diagnosed with mucosal melanoma in 2015.

Jenny's Story

After 17 years being melanoma free, Jenny found out her melanoma had spread to her brain and to her lungs. She is now on the Anti-PD-1 trial. 

Rick's Story

Rick decided to sign up to a ground-breaking trial at Melanoma Institute Australia – a decision that has saved his life. He moved from Byron Bay to Bondi just to be closer to the Institute.

Paul and Natalie's Story

Three years ago, MIA volunteer Paul Watts lost his wife, Natalie, to melanoma.

Nick's Story

Nick's 16-year battle with melanoma has been made possible thanks to his family being by his side.

Grant's Story

Family support and exceptional care at MIA has made the world of difference to Grant through his stage IV melanoma diagnosis.

Adam's Story

Adam's shares his patient story about his experience with melanoma. 

Ruth's Story

Ruth celebrates a very special Mother's Day with her gorgeous daughters. 

Mike's Story

Diagnosed with melanoma 37 years ago, Mike shares his story about treatment back then.

Andrew's Story

Life is there to be experienced.

Trish's Story

Translational research creates results for inspiring patients like Trish.