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Level 11, KGV Building
Missenden Road
Postal address:
Post Office Box M30
Missenden Road NSW 2050

Phone: (02) 9515-6111
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Cancer, Imaging & Palliative Care

Our Research

RPA Melanoma and Surgical Oncology
To evaluate the effectiveness of nurse education and patient resources for immunotherapy treatments currently used in melanoma.
Key Achievements: Near completion of participant recruitment. Target 80.
Contact: lydia.visintin@health.nsw.gov.au

RPA Melanoma
Targeted therapy and immunotherapy agents for advanced melanoma are associated with novel toxicities. Melanoma Clinical Nurse Consultants (CNCs) provide multifaceted clinical care. To evaluate the type of support (excluding clinic/inpatient care) provided by CNCs at for patients not enrolled in a clinical trial.
Key Achievements: Accepted for publication in August 2016.
Presentations:  2016 Nursing and Midwifery forum Clinical Practice
1. Lomax AJ, Nielsen T, Visintin L, O'Carrigan B, Honeyball F, Shum B, Saw RPM, McNeil C. Clinical Nurse Consultant Support: Management of Patients With Melanoma Receiving Immunotherapy ?and Targeted Therapy?. Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2017 Aug 1;21(4):E93-E98. doi: 10.1188/17.CJON.E93-E98. PubMed PMID: 28738040.
Contact: Lydia.visintin@health.nsw.gov.au & Theresa.nielsen@health.nsw.gov.au

Contact: Ms Anne Lofaro

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Department/Unit: Cancer, Imaging & Palliative Care
Sydney Local Health District
Missenden Road
Camperdown NSW 2050
Web: http://www.slhd.nsw.gov.au/research/
Email: anne.lofaro@health.nsw.gov.au