Family, friends, colleagues and MIA provide support and strength to Prof Richard Scolyer as he undergoes treatment for a glioblastoma (brain cancer).

Sadly, we need to share some unfortunate news regarding the health of our much-loved and respected Co-Medical Director Professor Richard Scolyer AO.

Richard is facing a major health issue, having recently taken ill while travelling for work in Poland. Tests have revealed he has a glioblastoma (brain cancer).

With the love and support of his family, friends and colleagues, Richard is being cared for by an experienced medical team. Richard is very appreciative of this support, which he says is giving him much needed strength. He will now undergo a combination of surgery and therapies.

The pic above is taken at The Poche Centre in early June with Richard surrounded by CEO Matthew Browne, Professor Angela Hong, Professor Georgina Long AO and Assoc Professor Jonathan Stretch AM.

Please join us in wishing Richard the very best, and we will keep him in our thoughts as he concentrates on his treatment and recovery. MIA will continue to support him in every way possible and looks forward to him returning to work soon.

I will be there every step of this journey with all the life force I can bring, along with friends, family, colleagues and Melanoma Institute Australia. Thanks to our national and international colleagues bringing their best ideas to this #glioma problem. – Professor Georgina Long AO

Sharing his story on A Current Affair

Prof Richard Scolyer AO openly and selflessly shared the his #glioblastoma (brain cancer) journey with Ally Langdon on A Current Affair – including applying some of the lessons learnt in melanoma to brain cancer treatment.

Watch the full segment below:

Why Richard wants to share his glioblastoma journey  
Richard wants to share his brain cancer journey. It’s an uncertain path, but one he is travelling with amazing support and guidance from his family, friends and colleagues from around the world. Richard is passionate about the power of research and sharing insights to change the face of medicine and cancer treatment specifically. His hope is that by documenting and sharing his personal journey with glioblastoma, he can contribute to that life-changing body of research.
Please join Richard on his journey by following him on social:
Instagram: @profrscolyer