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