"Cancer Australia Supporting People with Cancer Initiative - Improving melanoma and skin cancer awareness in regional and rural Australia."

You are invited to participate in the survey study to help identify what resources are required to improve national melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer support, awareness and education; for patients living in regional and rural areas and those patients with poorer outcomes. This survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

This survey is part of a 3-year national project endorsed by and developed in collaboration with numerous cancer specialists, hospitals, cancer collaborative groups, advocacy groups and networks, across Australia. It is funded by a Cancer Australia Supporting People with Cancer Grant and is being conducted by Melanoma and Skin Cancer Trials Limited (MASC Trials), a bi-national (Australian and New Zealand) cancer collaborative group specialising in investigator-initiated melanoma and skin cancer research with a number of stakeholders representing the national advocacy and research community.

We plan to collate, present and publish this important information, and collaborate on the development of tailored resources to address the needs identified by the community.

We thank you for your responses, they are greatly appreciated and will provide valuable insights.

Completion of this survey is entirely voluntary. Completion of the survey will indicate your consent to participate in the study. All data collected will be kept strictly confidential and stored securely. This survey has ethical approval from the Monash University Human Research Ethics Committee (MUHREC) Project ID: 22334.

Please feel free to forward information about this survey to those you think would like to participate.

Yours sincerely,

The MASC Trials’ study team