Dr Victoria Mar received an Award for Thesis Excellence from the Monash School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine for her doctoral thesis ‘Clinical and molecular analyses of aggressive melanoma.
Dr Charles Xie was awarded the 2015 Monash Comprehensive Cancer Consortium Prize for Best Poster in Cancer Research at Alfred Health Week for his poster entitled ‘Scalp melanoma - distinctive high risk clinical and histological features’. Dr Xie also a won Best Poster prize at the 2015 Australasian College of Dermatologists Annual Scientific Meeting.
Dr Diana Norris and Dr Charles Xie received World Congress of Dermatology Trainee Scholarships to attend the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver, Canada in 2015.
This year, the Victorian Melanoma Service (VMS) at The Alfred has seen a significant drop in referrals. But cases of melanoma have not dropped – prompting specialists to urge all Victorians to act now before it’s too late.
Australians will soon have greater access to potentially lifesaving treatments for rare cancers and other diseases with the establishment of a clinical trials network led by Alfred Health and Monash University.