Research boost to improve outcomes for melanoma patients
11 October 2017
More than $3.5 million in competitive funding grants have been awarded to researchers at Melanoma Institute Australia as part of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) funding outcomes, announced today.
In partnership with The University of Sydney, the boost will support a Practitioner Fellowship, a Career Development Fellowship and a Centre of Research Excellence aimed at driving better outcomes in melanoma.
MIA’s Co-Medical Director, Professor Richard Scolyer, was awarded a Practitioner Fellowship that will aim to utilise the extensive resources at MIA to improve outcomes of patients with difficult and aggressive melanomas.
Epidemiologist Associate Professor Anne Cust received a Career Development Fellowship for her research into skin cancer epidemiology, prevention and screening that will lead to improved patient and population health through impacting clinical practice and health policy.
Chair of MIA’s Research Committee Professor Graham Mann was awarded the Centre of Research Excellence in Melanoma grant. The project will identify the best way to conduct surveillance of high-risk melanoma patients, how to manage a person with melanoma who has a high potential for relapse, and how best to improve support, survivorship and the patient experience.
The funding will help facilitate MIA’s world-leading researchers to continue their ground-breaking work in melanoma research in order to improve outcomes for patients and their families.
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