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There remains an enormous amount of work to be done in research and education to hopefully stem this killer in our Australian society.

Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma in the world. It is the most frequently occurring cancer in the age group 15 to 54.

It has increased by nearly 15% over the last 10 years. With early diagnosis and appropriate treatment, outcomes are usually very positive.

Apex Foundation through its trust, specifically provides financial or other support for the Melanoma Foundation for:

  • Public education and awareness of Melanoma and skin cancers
  • Specialised education of children and medical personnel
  • Support specific research projects
  • Financial or other support for funds, authorities or institutions

In 2016, a $15,000 grant was approved for the Melanoma Institute of Australia, to purchase a microscope for research.

This year’s focus is to investigate the mechanisms of action and resistance of systematic therapies in metastatic melanoma.

The ultimate aim is to develop therapies to prevent and cure metastatic melanoma.

Click to access Melanoma Institute Australia website.

The NSW Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Research, Jullian Skinner (5th from the left) launched the Melanoma Genome Project, an ambitious two-year national research program that aims to identify the common gene mutation that lead to Melanoma. The Apex Foundation proudly supports this research