Uniting together despite the distance
21 August 2020
Melanoma Institute Australia’s annual Research Retreat was a little different in its 12th year, with COVID-19 keeping us physically apart today. But despite the distance, the unity and sharing of ideas was alive and well with more than 120 clinicians, researchers and MIA staff gathering online to share highlights from our research activities.
Special thanks to the facilitators of each of the 5 research themes - Professor Grant McArthur, Professor Phyllis Butow, Craig Lawn, Assoc Professor Victoria Mar and Assoc Professor David Gyorki
In reviewing the year, Co-Medical Directors Prof Georgina Long AO and Prof Richard Scolyer praised the collaborative efforts of our team by acknowledging the quality and quantity of research that has been undertaken in the last 12 months. Our research has been instrumental in a number of updates to clinical practice guidelines – ultimately affecting change in the management of melanoma patients in Australia and around the world.
With the depth and breadth of research undertaken at MIA, we are harnessing the talents of our people and continuing to work together to reach our goal of zero deaths from melanoma this decade.
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Clinicians and their patients now have access to three online risk calculators developed by researchers at Melanoma Institute Australia.
MIA's Co-Medical Director Professor Richard Scolyer has received The University of Sydney Alumni Award for International Achievement.
More than 120 MIA clinicians, researchers and staff came together online to share research highlights.
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As of Monday 27th July all patients and carers/family members coming into The Poche Centre will be required to bring their own mask.
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.
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.
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.
“I had a complete response within about six months. All of my tumours disappeared."
‘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,'
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