Help us to conquer melanoma and skin cancer

Every year, over 18,000 Australians are diagnosed with invasive melanoma and over 1,400 Australians will lose their life to this deadly cancer that can affect young and old.

Australian researchers have led the way in developing treatments for melanoma and skin cancer, and the last decade has seen remarkable breakthroughs. Clinical trials have played a critical part in this success.

The first wave of industry-driven innovation in melanoma and skin cancer treatments led by major pharmaceutical companies has receded. Although we now have a range of new therapies, we are still discovering how to optimally use these new treatments for patients and that is why our clinical trials are so important.

Give to help more Australians access clinical trials

Thanks to the work of Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials over the past 25 years, more than 7,500 melanoma and skin cancer patients have accessed our clinical trials that may have improved their quality of life, prevented them from undergoing debilitating treatments, and for some, given them more time with loved ones.

More funding is urgently needed

High-quality clinical trials require significant and sustained financial investment to deliver real-world results. As a not-for-profit organisation, Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials cannot rely on government funding alone. We need your help to improve the lives of melanoma and skin cancer patients.

Our clinical trials are answering the many research questions emerging from the introduction of combined cancer treatment methods, such as our GoTHAM and CHARLI clinical trials. Our clinical trials also explore how to improve diagnosis and how to prevent melanoma and skin cancer from reoccurring, such as our IMAGE trial and SiroSkin trials. Surgical intervention – once the only option for melanoma and skin cancer patients – is now being refined through our world-wide MelMarT-II trial that will reduce the potential for disfigurement for patients and the burden on the healthcare system.

Support clinical trials and make a difference

Your donation will directly support our clinical trials. You will be helping our world-leading researchers to improve melanoma and skin cancer outcomes, and to study innovative combined cancer treatments. Most importantly, you will be making a difference to the lives of melanoma and skin cancer patients across Australia and New Zealand.

If you would like to make a donation by cheque or bank transfer, please email for further details.

All donations to Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials over $2 are tax deductible and you will be sent a tax receipt.

Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials is a registered not-for-profit research organisation (company limited by guarantee), and has an academic affiliation with Monash University, with a dedicated centre supporting its research activities, the Melanoma and Skin Cancer Research Centre, within the School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine.