World-leading pathologist Associate Professor Michael Tetzlaff visits MIA

World-leading pathologist Associate Professor Michael Tetzlaff visits MIA

20 December 2018

Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) is proud to have one of the world’s leading pathologists, Associate Professor Michael Tetzlaff, with us for this past week.

A/Prof Tetzlaff hails from the Department of Pathology and Translational and Molecular Pathology at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre at The University of Texas.

Spending his time with fellow pathologist Professor Richard Scolyer, MIA’s Co-Medical Director, and his team at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, A/Prof Tetzlaff is sharing his pathological expertise in primary mucosal melanoma and merkel cell carcinoma, and assisting in the assessment of pathological samples from patients undergoing neoadjuvant, targeted therapy.

Among over 100 published peer-reviewed articles, A/Prof Tetzlaff is also lead author on a paper recently published by the International Neoadjuvant Melanoma Consortium that aims to standardise the pathologic evaluation of resected melanoma metastases following neoadjuvant-targeted or immune-checkpoint therapy.

It is an honour to have Associate Professor Tetzlaff as an international collaborator, and we are delighted to be hosting him on his first ever trip to Australia.

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