Melanoma radiotherapy 'a national shame'

Australian radiation oncologists need to advocate for increased use of radiotherapy in melanoma and other skin cancers, says a radiation oncologist.

Professor Gerald Fogarty, who directs the Mater Sydney Radiotherapy Centre, says it’s a “national shame” that radiotherapy in skin cancer has not got the attention it deserves.

“Radiation oncologists have been a bit lazy and uninterested,” he says. &ldquo