New Australian melanoma management guidelines: the patient perspective

Alison E Button‐Sloan and John F Thompson
Med J Aust 2020; 213 (9): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50813
Published online: 19 October 2020

The involvement of patient advocates should ensure that guidelines are rigorously patient‐focused

  • Alison E Button‐Sloan1
  • John F Thompson2,3

  • 1 Melanoma Patients Australia, Brisbane, QLD
  • 2 Melanoma Institute Australia, Sydney, NSW
  • 3 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW


The Australian Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of melanoma were developed by Cancer Council Australia in partnership with Melanoma Institute of Australia and supported by the Skin Cancer College Australasia and the Australasian College of Dermatologists. John Thompson is the recipient of a National Health and Medical Research Council Program Grant (APP1093017). The grant had no direct role in this article.

Competing interests:

John Thompson has received honoraria for advisory board participation from BMS Australia and MSD Australia, and honoraria and travel support from GSK and Provectus.


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