Professor John Thompson

Professor John Thompson


Executive Director
Melanoma Institute Australia
Elected in 2015
Citation on election

Professor John Thompson is widely recognised as one of the world’s foremost authorities on melanoma and a leading surgical oncologist. He has published over 650 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He developed the isolated limb infusion regional chemotherapy technique and was one of the pioneers for sentinel lymph node biopsy in melanoma. He has been a member of the AJCC Melanoma Staging Taskforce for the last two international melanoma staging systems, and the Chairman of the Working Party which created the Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Management of Cutaneous Melanoma in Australia and New Zealand.

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