Morgan Mansell Prize (melanoma): Latest news

Morgan Mansell Prize: The 2021 Victorian Melanoma Researcher of the Year

Congratulations to Dr Sophie Lim on being awarded the 2021 Young Victorian Melanoma Researcher of the Year.  The award was presented at Melanoma Research Victoria’s annual meeting (the MRV includes the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Institute, Austin Health; Alfred Hospital).  Dr Lim’s research was on lentigo maligna (precursor to melanoma usually found on the head/face of older people).  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). Thank you also to Professors Mark Shackleton, Victoria Mar and Grant MacArthur and all the other medical professionals involved in adjudicating this award.

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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).

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

The winner of the inaugural (2019) Morgan Mansell Prize for the most outstanding melanoma research project is Simone Park.   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. 

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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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