Melanoma is considered Australia’s ‘national cancer’ and presents a significant disease burden to the Australian population.

Data and evidence emerging from clinical trials, research and clinical practice have driven significant changes across the care pathway for melanoma in the last 12 months. A series of new drugs and extended indications for systemic treatments for melanoma have also recently been approved, increasing the variety of treatment options for Australians living with melanoma.

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Additional resources


  1. Melanoma Institute Australia

Skin cancer prevention

  1. Cancer Institute NSW
  2. Cancer Council


  1. Learn more about why Youth Cancer Services are needed.
  2. Refer to a Youth Cancer Service today.


  1. eviQ: Management of immune related adverse events
  2. Immunotherapy patient assessment tool
  3. eviQ Education: Immune related adverse events module
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