Melanoma Patients Australia and Melanoma Institute Australia are partnering to develop the country’s first ever landmark melanoma report: State of the Nation – A Report into Melanoma.
This comprehensive report will examine the issues currently facing melanoma patients and carers across Australia and make recommendations for policy change and investment to substantially improve outcomes for them as well as the wider Australian community.
‘’The survey will provide invaluable insights into the impact of melanoma and the realities faced by patients and their families’’ said Melanoma Patients Australia CEO Victoria Beedle.
“Your feedback is critical to the success of this State of the Nation report and I urge all melanoma patients and their families to invest just half an hour in completing the survey. By doing so, you will become part of the solution to this huge problem impacting communities across the country’’.
According to Melanoma Institute Australia CEO Matthew Browne, ‘’Australia has the highest melanoma rates in the world, and this State of the Nation report will for the first time provide an indepth assessment of the far-reaching impacts of the disease across the country’’.
“It will provide the opportunity to revolutionise melanoma policy, funding, care and support services going forward, which in the long term will benefit all Australians for generations to come’’.
The State of the Nation Report will be presented to government mid-year with the aim of guiding future policy and funding direction to help reduce the impact of melanoma on Australian society.