Morgan Mansell Prize (melanoma): Latest news

Morgan Mansell Prize: The 2020 Victorian Melanoma Researcher of the Year

Congratulations to Dr Emily Lelliot on being awarded the Morgan Mansell Prize for the Young Victorian Melanoma Researcher of the Year for 2020. Dr Lelliot’s research entitled “Examining the effects of targeted therapies on anti-tumor immunity in melanoma” shows some exciting findings; and due to her and other talented young Aussie researchers – we are edging just that little bit closer to improving survival rates and ultimately a cure for melanoma (the most common cancer in young Aussies aged between 15-39). Many thanks to Melanoma Research Victoria (a collaborative research project for a melanoma cure involving the Alfred, Peter Mac and ONJ Hospitals) and in particular Professors Mark Shackleton, Victoria Mar and Grant Thomas and all the other medical professionals involved in adjudicating this award.

Morgan Mansell Prize: The 2019 Victorian Melanoma Researcher of the Year

It is with pleasure that we announce that the winner of the 2019 Morgan Mansell Prize for the most outstanding melanoma research project is Simone Park.   The inaugural prize was awarded at MRV’s annual meeting where Professor Grant Macarthur, Professor Mark Shackleton, Professor Victoria Mar, and others from the Alfred, Peter Mac and Austin hospitals adjudicated on the numerous entries for melanoma research.  We thank all the applicants for their hard work into striving to find a cure for this far too common disease, and each of their research projects were so very impressive.  Congratulations to Simone and we hope that in the very near future, that you and all the other up and coming researchers will discover a cure for melanoma for 100% of patients. We can only hope that the quality of entries for the 2020 Morgan Mansell Prize are just as outstanding.

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Simone being presented with the award; and Professor Mark Shackleton, Simone, Julie and Peter Mansell, Professor Victoria Mar

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