[Resource] Melanoma treatment guidelines 2021

If you see patients with skin cancer concerns in your practice, it is essential that you stay up to date with the latest melanoma guidelines. This helpful guide prepared by Professor David Wilkinson – who designed and led the development of the only Master of Medicine degree in skin cancer – provides an outline for the management of melanoma in a primary care or skin cancer practice.

The guidelines – which were prepared in August 2021 and provide the most up to date information on primary care melanoma management – cover:

  • Diagnosis: Guidelines for approaching the biopsy of a suspicious pigmented skin lesion, including evidence-based recommendations and practice points.
  • Staging: Guidelines for the staging of melanoma in situ and invasive melanoma, from stage 0 to stage 4.
  • Treatment options in primary care and when to refer to specialist care units.

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Please note: These guidelines apply to Australian practice. Doctors based outside of Australia should use guidelines provided by their own national authority.  


Professor David Wilkinson is Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Macquarie University. He is a registered general practitioner and public health medicine specialist. Since 2004, Professor Wilkinson’s clinical work has focused on skin cancer medicine in primary care. He has published research papers on the topic, designed and led development of the only Master of Medicine degree in skin cancer, and helped develop and present a suite of skin cancer short courses delivered by HealthCert Education.

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