Melanoma & Skin

The three main types of skin cancer are basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.

Peter Mac’s Melanoma and Skin Service is one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere.

You will receive care from a range of experts in surgical oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology and dermatology as well as plastic and reconstructive surgeons, expert pathologists, imaging specialists, palliative care professionals and head and neck surgeons. Your case will be coordinated by specialist melanoma and skin cancer nurses. You have access to a full range of allied health staff, including psychologists and social workers.

Your case will be discussed at a multidisciplinary team meeting, ensuring you receive the best care and treatment plan.

The Melanoma and Skin Service runs a variety of research projects and clinical trials. Our philosophy is research-led clinical care to deliver world’s best care to our patients. Please discuss involvement in research with our staff.

There have been significant developments in the treatment options for patients with advanced disease. Peter Mac is at the forefront of the newest agents to control melanoma and skin cancers.

As a tertiary training institution, education is a primary focus for Peter Mac. During your time at Peter Mac, you will meet health professionals training at varies stages of education. Your care will always be delivered under the direct supervision of senior specialist staff.

Like all Peter Mac’s tumour streams, the Melanoma and Skin Service is a collaboration with clinical partners, providing coordinated and comprehensive cancer care. 

Partners

Diseases

Melanoma
Non-melanoma skin cancer (basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma)
Cutaneous lymphoma
Merkel cell carcinoma
Skin sarcomas
Other skin cancers

Related experts

Prof George Varigos
Dr Margaret Chua
Dr Albert Tiong
Dr David Kok
Dr Meredith Johnson
Dr Kim Ann Ung
Dr Shahneen Sandhu
Dr Damien Kee
Dr Michelle Goh
Dr Emma Hiscuitt
Dr Yan Pan
Ms Natalie Ngan
Mr David Syme
Mr Michael Findlay
Mr Raminder Dhillon
Mr Eric Sham
Mr John Spillane
Mr Robert Tasevski
Mr Jeremy Wilson

Clinics

The Melanoma and Skin Service runs the following clinics.

See and Treat Clinic

  • Monday (Morning, Afternoon)
  • Tuesday (Morning)
  • Thursday (Afternoon)
  • Friday (Afternoon)

Melanoma Clinic

  • Thursday (Afternoon)
  • Friday (Morning)

Skin Clinic

  • Tuesday (Morning)
  • Wednesday (Morning)
  • Thursday (Afternoon)

Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic

  • Friday (Morning)

Clinical Trials

We also offer a large clinical trials program. Our program offers a wide range of research treatments for many of our patients.

Every cancer patient is at the heart of what we do. Dedicated to you, we commit and pursue state-of-the-art research that we link from bench to bedside and beyond.

If you would like to participate or have questions about clinical trials, speak to your specialist. Find our more about participating in clinical research at Peter Mac.

Below is a summary of the clinical trials that are in progress now.

Melanoma Medical Oncology Trials

  • ABC Trial
  • Ipi-RT
  • MDM2
  • ERK
  • Keynote 054
  • BRIM 7
  • Merkel Cell
  • OX-40
  • LOGIC 2
  • TVEC
  • BRIM 8
  • CHECKMATE
  • coBRIM
  • NRAS
  • Pembro/IDO

Melanoma Surgical Oncology Trials

  • MelMarT
  • EAGLE FM
  • Glubran2

Melanoma Radiation Oncology Trials

  • RTN2
  • Stage 1 Merkel SNB Prospective Protocol
  • WBRT
  • MP3 Study

Melanoma Cohort Clinical Trials:

  • MMP1
  • MMP2
  • Biomarkers
  • Genomics Merkel

Referrals

For patients

We understand how stressful and difficult cancer can be.

Your Peter Mac team of experts are dedicated and sensitive to your individual health and wellbeing needs – we are here to help.

You will need a referral from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Please note: As patients with skin cancer are our priority, we do not routinely offer skin examinations in otherwise well patients. We are very happy to provide a telephone consultative service about the management of patients with Melanoma or Skin Cancer by the patient’s primary care practitioner. Please contact the nurse co-ordinators to access this service.

For health professionals

Visit the referrals page for further information.