Patient Stories

"Research saved my life!"
05 Oct 2017

"Research saved my life!"

Once riddled with tumours, Ian is now living life to fullest with no sign of disease thanks to immunotherapy.

The doctor becomes a patient
15 Sep 2017

The doctor becomes a patient

Michael shares his story of his melanoma diagnosis and being on a clinical trial. 

Stopping Renae's melanoma in its tracks
11 Sep 2017

Stopping Renae's melanoma in its tracks

Instead of watching and waiting for her melanoma to progress, Renae was given the opportunity to participate in a clinical trial that has stopped her melanoma advancing.

The mystery of resistance - Nathan's story

The Mystery of Resistance - Nathan's story

Family man Nathan Giles tragically lost his battle with melanoma in June last year. He was just 38 years old. Nathan was given access to treatments that extended his life by five years – giving him precious time with his family including five young children.

But why did Nathan develop resistance to treatment that was initially helping him?

Leigh's Hope
18 May 2017

Leigh's Hope

Leigh’s advanced melanoma diagnosis came as a complete surprise to him. A young man with two small children, Leigh was told he had less than four months to live. His best hope was to join a clinical trial.

Caitlin's reason to smile
09 May 2017

Caitlin's reason to smile

Caitlin had plenty to smile about: a close family, a boyfriend, and only one year left of university. Life was good. But in 2015, she almost lost everything when she was diagnosed with Stage III melanoma.

Melanoma at your fingertip
04 May 2017

Melanoma at your fingertip

Amanda shares her story of her diagnosis of a rare form of melanoma - acral melanoma.

Guy's view
05 Apr 2017

Guy's view

Faced with a diagnosis of a rare form of advanced melanoma, Guy’s only hope of spending more time with his family was being on a new clinical trial at MIA.

Marching for Merv
13 Mar 2017

Marching for Merv

Merv Adlington was one of the first people to register for Melanoma March 2017 but sadly passed away in December 2016 after his battle with melanoma.

Melanoma stole the love of my life
09 Mar 2017

Melanoma stole the love of my life

Research gives Holly hope after melanoma stole the love of her life and the father of her children.