How you can help
By donating to Smiling for Smiddy today you'll be helping to fund life-saving research into melanoma as well as prostate, breast and ovarian cancer research at Mater.
Research like that being conducted by Professor Brian Gabrielli at Mater Research.
He and his team are looking into the interactions between an existing 'old fashioned' drug and one that has been recently developed, to see how they can be combined to increase the number of melanomas that respond.
"We're now testing how effective it is in pre-clinical models; how broadly effective it may be and whether there are markers that can help us identify patients who could benefit most from this drug combination.
It's definitely a more personalised approach to treating cancer." Prof Gabrielli said.