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Melanoma Insights features interviews with leading melanoma specialists who translate the latest research and best practice into the everyday clinic setting. Developed by Melanoma Institute Australia, this series is for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals who want to be across the latest developments in melanoma. For more education, visit melanomaeducation.org.au.

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Melanoma Insights features interviews with leading melanoma specialists who translate the latest research and best practice into the everyday clinic setting. Developed by Melanoma Institute Australia, this series is for multidisciplinary healthcare professionals who want to be across the latest developments in melanoma. For more education, visit melanomaeducation.org.au.

    Multidisciplinary management of primary melanoma

    Multidisciplinary management of primary melanoma

    Melanoma has many mimics, making detection a challenge. However, early detection and appropriate management of melanoma is crucial to ensuring a patient has the best chance of survival.

    • 55 min
    Multidisciplinary management of Merkel cell carcinoma

    Multidisciplinary management of Merkel cell carcinoma

    Due to the highly aggressive nature of Merkel cell carcinoma, accurate and timely diagnosis is essential to ensure optimal management. Although our understanding of the biology of the disease has advanced significantly in recent years, a clinical conundrum still exists regarding the ideal therapeutic strategy for each patient.

    In this podcast, our multidisciplinary panel discuss:

    •the pathology of Merkel cell carcinoma
    •differential diagnoses
    •clinical presentation
    •the role of surgery and its importance in diagnosis, staging and salvage
    •how radiotherapy is used in the definitive and adjuvant settings
    •the role of systemic therapy
    •emerging therapies and the importance of clinical trials.

    In addition, the panel reviews two case studies to put learnings into practice.

    This podcast is suitable for Medical Oncologists, Surgeons, Dermatologists, GPs, Nurses and other healthcare professionals.

    Please note that this podcast was accurate at the time of recording (March 2021) but may not reflect the rapidly evolving treatment landscape and approvals in Australia.

    SPEAKERS:

    Dr Robert Rawson - Pathologist, Melanoma Institute Australia and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital


    Dr Kerwin Shannon - Surgical Oncologist and Head and Neck Surgeon, Melanoma Institute Australia and Chris O'Brien Lifehouse


    Prof Angela Hong - Radiation Oncologist, Melanoma Institute Australia |Clinical Professor, The University of Sydney


    Dr Ines Silva - Medical Oncologist and Researcher, Melanoma Institute Australia | Fellow, Westmead Hospital

    • 28 min
    Multidisciplinary management of SCC and BCC

    Multidisciplinary management of SCC and BCC

    Hear our expert multidisciplinary panel discuss the latest management options for the treatment of squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma - the most common forms of non-melanoma skin cancers.

    • 46 min
    The complexities of adjuvant therapy in melanoma

    The complexities of adjuvant therapy in melanoma

    The success of immunotherapy and targeted therapy in the treatment of advanced melanoma has led to the same therapies being used in the adjuvant setting to reduce the risk of recurrence.

    In this podcast, A/Prof Matteo Carlino interviews fellow Medical Oncologist A/Prof Alexander Menzies on the evidence for adjuvant therapy to guide clinical decision-making. Understanding the complexities of adjuvant therapy is key to identifying and managing patients suitable for this treatment.

    Topics covered in this discussion include:

    •Weighing up the risk-benefit ratio in the use of adjuvant therapy
    •Patient populations who are not suitable for adjuvant therapy
    •Treating BRAF-mutant patients - which option is best?
    •Adjuvant treatment for mucosal melanoma
    •Follow-up imaging after adjuvant therapy to identify recurrence and toxicities
    •The diminished role of completion lymph node dissection
    •The role of adjuvant radiotherapy
    •Adjuvant therapy in Stage II melanoma
    •Neoadjuvant therapy
    •Management of recurrences on or after adjuvant therapy

    This podcast is suitable for Oncologists, Oncology Nurses and other healthcare professionals.

    Please note that this podcast was accurate at the time of recording (Feb 2021) but may not reflect the rapidly evolving treatment landscape and approvals in Australia.

    SPEAKERS:

    A/Prof Alexander Menzies - Medical Oncologist, Melanoma Institute Australia, Royal North Shore and Mater Hospitals | Associate Professor of Melanoma Medical Oncology, The University of Sydney

    A/Prof Matteo Carlino - Medical Oncologist, Melanoma Institute Australia, Westmead and Blacktown Hospitals Clinical Associate Professor, The University of Sydney

    • 33 min
    Emerging therapies in advanced melanoma in 2020

    Emerging therapies in advanced melanoma in 2020

    In the rapidly evolving treatment landscape for advanced melanoma, medical oncologists now have a suite of treatments to choose from for their patients. In this engaging podcast, A/Prof Menzies interviews fellow Medical Oncologist A/Prof Carlino on the rationale behind their clinical decision making when it comes to choosing the most appropriate therapy for their patients, including sequencing and combination therapies. They also take a deeper dive into treatment toxicities and how to manage them for targeted and immune therapies.

    This podcast is suitable for Oncologists, Oncology Nurses and other healthcare professionals.

    • 55 min
    Melanoma in children and adolescents

    Melanoma in children and adolescents

    Melanoma is one of the most common human malignancies, however we often don't often think of it as a disease that occurs in children. Although exceedingly rare, clinicians do need to be aware of paediatric melanoma and have a high level of suspicion for these lesions as they are often diagnosed late.

    In this podcast, a Surgeon, Dermatologist and Medical Oncologist discuss how melanoma presents in children and adolescents, and how this differs from the adult setting. They also discuss how melanoma should be managed in these patients and discuss two patient case studies.

    This podcast is suitable for Surgeons, Dermatologists, Medical Oncologists, GPs and other healthcare professionals.

    • 17 min

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