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Fast facts

  • Around 36 Australians are diagnosed with Melanoma every day.
  • Australia has one of the highest rates of Melanoma in the world.
  • Approx one person dies every 5 hours from Melanoma in Australia.
  • An estimated 545 Australian women will die from melanoma THIS YEAR.
  • Tanning beds emit dangerous UV rays, increasing the risk of Melanoma.
  • Severe sunburn during childhood can DOUBLE your risk of Melanoma.
  • Melanoma is one of the most preventable forms of cancer.
  • An estimated 1230 Australian men will die from melanoma THIS YEAR.
  • Melanoma is the cancer most likely to affect 15-39 year olds.
  • Melanoma can arise in normal looking skin, a mole or freckle.
  • Melanoma, if detected/treated early, has a survival rate of nearly 100%.
  • There is no cure for melanoma that has spread throughout the body.

OUR MISSION:

..... is to significantly contribute to the prevention and cure of melanoma in Australia and to improve patient outcomes.


OUR  VISION:

..... is to raise funding for research into a cure for melanoma and to increase awareness amongst the Australian population of the risks of the disease and the means to reduce its incidence.

 

OUR OBJECTIVES:

 

1. To provide funding for research in clinical and laboratory environments.

2. To provide funding for treatments that improve the care and treatment for people affected by malignant melanoma.

3. To promote translation of the information obtained from research into clinical practice.

4. To become an acknowledged leader in funding of research and education for melanoma cancer treatments.

5. To raise awareness of the Australian Melanoma Research Foundation brand.