Professor Richard Scolyer recognised in The Pathologist's 2020 Power List.
3 August 2020
The Pathologist reports on research, innovations, personalities, and policies that shape pathology. Each year The Pathologist celebrates 100 inspirational and influential professionals in laboratory medicine.
Professor Scolyer has been recognised in the Big Breakthroughs category, due to his cutting-edge research discoveries that have changed clinical and pathology practice worldwide. He is a leader in determining mechanisms of enhanced response versus resistance to drugs in development, such as immunotherapies – data that underpins the design of current clinical trials.
A world leader in melanoma pathology, Professor Scolyer provides a clinical consultation service for the diagnosis of difficult pigmented lesions, receiving over 2,000 cases from around the world each year.
“My biggest influence has been the Melanoma Institute Australia Research Database that was set up by the late Gerry Milton 60 years ago,” Professor Scolyer says. “This is now the largest melanoma patient database in the world, with over 50,000 patients, and is a major international resource that has provided me with many opportunities to perform important research that correlates pathological and clinical features with patient outcome data in large cohorts.
“Whatever you do, make sure you enjoy the process – because it’s through passion and fulfilment that you will have success and achieve things,”
And Professor Scolyer’s biggest wish? “That people of all ages, but especially young people, were more vigilant in protecting themselves from the sun. UV exposure leading to sunburn is the single biggest risk factor for developing melanoma, which claims one Australian life every five hours.”
See the full 2020 Power List here: https://thepathologist.com/power-list/2020
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