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Research & Trials

The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc's Research Division makes a vital contribution to the study of skin disease, skin cancers and melanoma in Australia. The Research Division is made up of three departments:



Other areas of research currently being conducted at the Foundation include Dr Victoria Mar's research into the early detection and management of cutaneous melanoma, and Dr Alvin Chong's research on melanoma associated with organ transplant patients.


Clinical Trials

The Foundation's Clinical Trials Department has been responsible for numerous clinical trials over the years. The research activities of the Trials Department are supervised and coordinated by specialist dermatologist, Associate Professor Peter Foley, and assisted by Associate Professor Chris Baker. Dr Alvin Chong has also joined the team as a Principal Investigator.


Learn more about the Clinical Trials Department


Current clinical trials open to recruitment



The Occupational Dermatology Research and Education Centre is an internationally renowned centre with extensive experience in the assessment and management of occupational contact dermatitis, including patch testing. ODREC aims to reduce the incidence and impact of occupational contact dermatitis in Australia through research abd education about work-related skin diseases.


Learn more about ODREC


Australasian Psoriasis Registry

The APR is an online database that collects valid and reliable clinical data on people with psoriasis in Australia and New Zealand. The project,led by the Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc, ultimately aims to transform the way patients with psoriasis are managed.


Learn more about the APR


The Skin & Cancer Foundation Inc is a collaborator with Probity Medical Research, a Canadian-based clinical trials consortium, presided over by Dr Kim Papp, a world authority on conducting clinical trials. 

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