Thank you doesn't seem enough for our melanoma nurses.
28 May 2021
'Sarah is more than a nurse – she’s my supporter, my confidante and my friend. Thank you just doesn’t seem enough.’ - Lauren, melanoma patient
Sarah is one of our much loved nurses who provides direct care and support for our melanoma patients throughout their treatment journey.
Our melanoma nurses care for patients across Sydney, the Riverina and in Western Australia, and provide support for patients in remote and regional areas via telehealth.
No matter what support a patient needs – from post-surgery or clinic support, to guiding through a clinical trial or support in the community – our melanoma nurses are there.
Like Sarah is to Lauren, our nurses become like family.
‘Sarah was the first person I met when I came in for treatment at Melanoma Institute Australia, and from that moment onwards I didn’t feel alone. Cancer is frightening, but Sarah has been my rock. She has been there for all my treatments and all my scans and follow-up appointments. I don’t know how I would have survived it all without her.’ - mother of two, 46 year-old Lauren Walker.
Melanoma Institute Australia has a growing network of nurses to provide support for patients with all stages of melanoma, and also to help educate and raise awareness about melanoma prevention and early detection.
Whilst our research and clinical teams are trialling new treatments to save lives from melanoma, it is our nurses who are on the front line. Quite simply, we couldn’t save lives without them.
‘It was Sarah who I called for re-assurance when I had side effects from treatment. It was Sarah who supported me when I was really unwell in hospital, and it was Sarah who shared my elation when I was told I was finally cancer free,’ - Lauren
‘Thank you just doesn’t seem enough.'
Our melanoma nurses are our unsung heroes who are critical to the care our patients receive in all of our clinics, every day. Without them, we won’t achieve our mission of zero deaths from melanoma this decade.
We need your help to continue funding them, so please donate today for the benefit of all melanoma patients, now and in the future. Any gift you can generously give this tax time will help us continue to fund our melanoma nurses.
Australian television presenter, interior designer and mother Kyly Clarke has been announced as the new Ambassador for Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) and its national awareness and fundraising campaign Melanoma March.
Melanoma Institute Australia has recently partnered with three other organisations to boost support for melanoma patients and their carers across Australia.
Melanoma patients and their families across Western Australia will benefit from strengthened and expanded services with the merging of melanomaWA and Melanoma Institute Australia.
Australian researchers have played a critical role in the discovery of a potential new test to predict which early stage melanoma patients are at high risk of their disease recurring and progressing.
We are extremely grateful for our community fundraisers, who, even in this difficult time, have given up their time and effort to fundraise so we can continue to work towards our goal of zero deaths from melanoma.
Melanoma patients are set to benefit from subsidised access to immunotherapy treatment for high risk early-stage and advanced-stage melanoma patients.
An informative article on how immunotherapy is revolutionising cancer treatment, written by Jill Margo and featured in the Australian Financial Review.
Melanoma patients and their families in the Riverina will benefit from strengthened and sustained melanoma services with the merger of the Amie St Clair Melanoma Trust and Melanoma Institute Australia.
Belmont High School at Lake Macquarie has been announced winner of the 2019 SunSafe Student Ambassador Program video competition.
It’s time again to say thank you to our amazing community fundraisers!
Videos of the sessions at the recent Patient Information Evening co-hosted by Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) and Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA) are now available for viewing.
MIA is well-represented in the poster sessions at the Society for Melanoma Research 2019 Congress in the USA, with four poster presentations being given by members of our translational research lab.
Professor Georgina Long has today opened the Society for Melanoma Research 2019 Congress in Salt Lake City, Utah.
MIA’s Co-Medical Directors, Professor Georgina Long and Professor Richard Scolyer, have both been named Highly Cited Researchers, according to the Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers 2019 list.
Melanoma Patients Australia (MPA) and Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) have announced a new multi-year agreement to provide enhanced support services for melanoma patients nationally.
It is time again to say thank you to our incredible community fundraisers who are helping us get closer to our goal of zero deaths from melanoma.
MIA has presented promising data regarding progression-free survival rates for advanced melanoma patients at the ESMO 2019 Congress in Barcelona.
Another month has flown by and yet again we have a host of amazing community fundraisers who generously gave up their time to help us reach our goal of zero deaths from melanoma.
Comments in favour of giving patients with BRAF-positive melanoma access to first-line immunotherapy need to be submitted online prior to October 9, 2019.