“No one should die of malignant melanoma” -
A. Bernard Ackerman, 1985
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Areas of Focus
Areas of Focus
The Skin Cancer Institute operates in four main areas of focus.
Provide a platform to recognise skin cancer doctors and the broader skin cancer medical community, who have undertaken additional training to ensure best-practice skin cancer services.
Increase community awareness of skin cancer to understand the principles of prevention and to correctly identify suspicious skin lesions.
Provide relevant best-practice information to medical professionals (eg. PCPs, pathologists, plastic surgeons, dermatologists, nurses, pharmacists) about skin cancers.
Increase the ability of non-medical professionals involved in personal grooming (e.g. hairdressers, tattoo artists, masseurs, beauticians) to accurately identify potential skin cancers.
Ensure all Primary Care Providers (PCPs) can competently conduct full-body skin examinations with dermatoscopy in order to accurately diagnose skin cancers.
Optimise the capacity of the medical workforce to reduce the time between initial discovery and deﬁnitive treatment.
Explore methods to encourage cross-discipline communication to coordinate optimal care for the patient.
Reduce the ﬁnancial burden on patients, governments and insurers.
Provide funding support to research projects on the prevention, screening, diagnosis and management of skin cancer.