Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of melanoma

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Please see here to access the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Melanoma in Australia and New Zealand (2008). Note this resource was developed, reviewed or revised more than five years ago. It no longer represents the National Health and Medical Research Council's position on the matters contained therein. An updated version of this guideline is in progress. This PDF has been made available for reference purposes only.

Note: These guidelines are undergoing a staged revision and updating process. As they are completed and ratified by the Working Party, finalised chapters are being published on this wiki site. Please see the list of clinical questions for the scope of the complete revision currently in progress.

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Summary of recommendations

Contents: Published questions

Note that this guidelines revision is being undertaken as a staged process. These questions have been finalised and are not open for review and public consultation.

Identification and management of high-risk individuals



Management of primary melanoma and lentigo maligna

Management of melanoma in pregnancy

Investigations and follow-up for melanoma patients

Treatment of satellite and in-transit metastases

Treatment of macroscopic nodal metastases

Surgical therapy for patients with distant metastases

Treatment approaches to brain metastases for patients with melanoma

Systemic therapy


Management of mucosal melanoma

Management of ocular melanoma

Multidisciplinary care of melanoma patients

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Guideline development process

Working party members and contributors

List of clinical questions (including other questions under development)

Journal articles developed out of the guideline

Conflict of interest register

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