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dc.contributorFlynn, Sarahen_US
dc.contributorBrown, Stephenen_US
dc.contributorRobinson, Mollyen_US
dc.contributorBurton, Ellaen_US
dc.contributorPereira, Aaronen_US
dc.description.abstractBackground A significant proportion of regional patients are still being referred to metropolitan Melbourne for management of melanoma due to long standing referral pathways. All treatment options for melanoma are now standard of care and available for patients in Ballarat including clinical trial options. We aim to evaluate how many patients could have been treated appropriately in Ballarat and establish a better pathway for this to occur. Objectives/Aims Primary: to determine the incidence of melanoma and referral pathway to Ballarat Health Services. As well as the surgical intervention and oncological referral pathway and management. Secondary: to compare the practice of Ballarat Health Services with national practice standards and evaluate their differences. Method Retrospective data collection of Ballarat Health Services clinical records from 2010-2017. Melanoma cases highlight patient demographics, referral method, surgical and oncological intervention as well as further referral pathways. Results Early stages of data collection indicate an incidence of 2385 skin cancer lesions referred to Ballarat Health Services receiving surgical and/or oncological treatment between 2010-2017. Approximately 20% are melanoma cases. Interestingly, a number of patients re-presented with melanoma metastasis after an initial melanoma was surgically removed with clear margins. Implications/Outcomes for Planned Research Project To determine the clinical need for developing a melanoma Multi-Disciplinary Meeting at Ballarat Health Services and to evaluate the need for greater resource allocation for melanoma management in the Grampian’s Region.en_US
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dc.titleMelanoma incidence and pathways of management at BHS.en_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.conferencedateNovember 29then_US
dc.bibliographicCitation.conferencenameBallarat Health Services 2018 Annual Research Symposium: research partnerships for population, people and patients; celebrating our research partnerships with the community in the Grampians regionen_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusMELANOMA MANAGEMENTen_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusGRAMPIANS REGIONen_US
dc.subject.healththesaurusSKIN CANCER LESIONSen_US
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