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Scott and Nick
Scott and Nick Kirkbride on the golf course.

The Kirkbride Melanoma Centre is based within the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Both are dedicated to improving the health of the community through vital research. 

Vonnie and Nick Kirkbride

Scott's mother Vonnie and
his brother Nick.

The Kirkbride Centre was established following the death of Scott Kirkbride whose life was cut short by melanoma when he was just 27 years old.

In 2018 the Western Australian Melanoma Advisory Service (WAMAS) merged with the Kirkbride Melanoma Centre to create the WA Kirkbride Melanoma Advisory Service. Local cancer researchers and a panel of melanoma specialists work together to offer support and advice to patients and doctors.

The Western Australian Kirkbride Melanoma Advisory Service provides comprehensive advice from a multi disciplinary panel of specialists regarding the management of complex, advanced and metastatic melanoma. Our aim is to ensure patients receive the best available advice on their treatment and prognosis. Learn more at wakmas.org.au >

Melanoma is an insidious cancer. You would not have known anything was wrong with our son, not a sign or indication at all that this disease was taking over his body. Vonnie Kirkbride

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