MelCOR – Melanoma Clinical Outcomes Registry

Academic Lead: Professor John Zalcberg
Head, Cancer Research Program
Clinical Lead: Associate Professor Victoria Mar
Director, Victorian Melanoma Service
Registry Contact: Mr Benjamin Roffey, Project Manager
Phone: +61 3 9903 0179
Purpose / Aims: MelCOR is an independent Australian clinical quality registry that monitors the pattern of care and outcomes of individuals diagnosed with cutaneous melanoma across Australia. The aim of the registry is to identify variation in care, and to produce benchmarked reports against agreed clinical quality indicators to drive improvements in patient outcomes.
Population Captured: MelCOR has the goal of capturing all melanoma cases diagnosed in Queensland and Victoria for patients over the age of 18. The MelCOR pilot study involving Queensland and Victoria state cancer registries will determine the feasibility of an ongoing, Australia wide melanoma registry.
Year established: 2020
Funding Source: MelCOR is funded by public fundraising efforts (Melanoma Marches) organised by the Melanoma Institute Australia.