Experts warn Australia heading for shortfall of melanoma specialists

Source: Brisbane Times, July 2019

Skin cancer experts warn that Australia is heading for a shortfall in dermatologists, a dangerous situation for the country with the highest rate of melanoma.

The Australasian College of Dermatologists is calling for more to be done to curb rates of melanoma, from funding, to scientific breakthroughs, to training more skin specialists.

College president David Francis said there was an estimated 14 per cent deficiency in the projected demand for dermatology services.

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