The Melanoma Unit, developed in 1981, is a centre for excellence for diagnosis, treatment and management of primary and secondary melanoma. The unit participates in international clinical trials in the metastatic, adjuvant and surgical settings. The Hunter Melanoma Foundation, was developed in 1986 to provide moral and financial support to the Newcastle Melanoma Unit. The Hunter Melanoma Foundation also support research through PhD scholarships and research equipment. The unit is integral to ongoing education and support for the community in raising funds and increasing public awareness about the aetiology of melanoma as well as being a valuable resource centre for the prevention, detection, education and multidisciplinary management of melanoma.
Contact: Dr Fiona Abell, Director Melanoma Unit