Recently Melanoma Tas hosted melanoma forums in Hobart and Launceston to help Tasmanians understand more about the disease. We heard clinical experts discuss the latest in statistics, early detection, new treatments, advanced disease management and psychological impacts, and enjoyed the opportunity to ask questions and to mingle.
We were honoured to engage melanoma clinicians from Tasmania and the mainland who shared their expertise, including:
- Professor David Whiteman, epidemiologist, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, who outlined statistics and described the pathophysiology (the disease process) of melanoma
- Dr Alex Chamberlain, dermatologist, The Alfred Hospital, Victorian Melanoma Service, who discussed early detection and management
- Dr Andrew Haydon, medical oncologist, The Alfred Hospital, outlining new treatments
- Dr Jon Lane, psychiatrist, The Hobart Clinic, explaining the disease's psychological impact
- Dr Donna Milne, advanced practice nurse, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, also discussing psychological impact.
For those who could not attend, we recorded some sessions. Before you watch them, please refer to our Disclaimer.