Dr James Wilmott

Melanoma Institute Australia

Skin Cancer

Cancer Researcher, Dr James Wilmott from the Melanoma Institute Australia was funded by the Can Too Foundation in 2019. His work focuses on developing a simple test to ensure advanced melanoma patients get the right drug for their disease, to give them the best chance of beating cancer.

Dr Wilmott shared that he decided to research melanoma as it kills one Australian every five hours. And the good news that melanoma has gone from one of the worst survival cancers to one of the most effective treatments now which stimulates the patients’ immune system to attack the tumour.

Dr James Wilmott is the winner of the 2020 NSW Premier's Award for Wildfire Highly Cited Publication.