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About us

About Us

As of 24 August 2015, the Peninsula Skin Cancer Clinics at Frankston and Mornington will be owned and operated by Matrix Skin Cancer Clinics Pty Ltd (ACN 150 513 223) (“ASCC”).

Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre is one of the busiest skin cancer clinics in Australia.

They have a range of services to meet all the needs of their patients. These services include:

  • Full Body Skin checks using dermoscopy
  • Mole mapping including Total Body Photography and MoleMax
  • Surgical Excisions including Flaps and Grafts
  • Non-surgical treatments e.g. PhotoDynamicTherapy & Picato
  • Cutera Laser Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation and Healthy skin
  • Laser treatment for scars, fine blood vessels, pigmentation and tightness of skin

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The Frankston and Mornington clinics have fully equiped operating theatres, skin check rooms and use the latest MoleMax technology in the mole mapping rooms.

They currently perform around 18,000 skin checks, 5000 mole maps and nearly 7000 surgical procedures per year.

They find on average one melanoma case per business day and around 30 minor skin cancers per business day.

In 2015, they found 366 melanomas of which 98% were less than 1mm deep.

In 2014, they found 233 melanomas of which 96% were less than 1mm deep.

In 2013, they found 218 melanomas of which 95% were less than 1mm deep.

All their doctors are members of the Skin Cancer College of Australasia and have achieved higher qualifications in skin cancer medicine and surgery.

All the skin cancer nurses hold certificates in Skin Cancer Medicine or Dermoscopy  through the Skin Cancer College of Australasia or are currently studied towards this qualification.

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Dr Sally Shaw with some of the PSCC nurses.

Dr Sally Shaw with some of the PSCC nurses.

Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre (PSCC) is committed to raising the awareness of skin cancer and sun safety in their community. They currently sponsor many sporting clubs and social events on the Mornington Peninsula providing free information talks on detecting skin cancer and free sunscreen at outdoor activities such as the Rosebud Kite Festival, Life Saving Club Beach days and the Mornington Main St Food and Wine Festival.

PSCC has a presence in social media such as facebook and instagram to get the skin cancer awareness message to the younger Aussies. They participate in health and well-being subjects at Secondary schools such as Elizabeth Murdoch College.

PSCC was the major sponsor for the Frankston City Council Seniors Festival in October 2014 and 2015.

PSCC is also a major supporter of the Melanoma Institute and Melanoma Patients Australia by sponsoring and coordinating events such as #900kmforacure, #900skinchecksforacure, the Whateverittakes fun run and Splash of Black Gala evening.

Dr Sally Shaw with Jay Allen and Andrew Rust, melanoma survivors walking 900km for a cure for melanoma. #900kmforacure #900skinchecks

Dr Sally Shaw with Jay Allen and Andrew Rust, melanoma survivors walking 900km for a cure for melanoma. #900kmforacure #900skinchecks

Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre recently won an Honourable Mention at the National Melanoma Awards 2015 for Corporate Social Responsibility in reducing the impact of melanoma in Australia. This event was sponsored by Melanoma Patients Australia in Brisbane at the Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Peninsula Skin Cancer Centre also won three awards at the Frankston & Mornington Peninsula Excellence in Business Awards 2014.
The awards were:

Finalist and Winner of the Personal Services Category
Finalist of the Community Contribution Category
Overall Winner for all Categories

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Some of our fantastic nursing staff

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Sue Dixon one of our experienced Melanographers at a Skin cancer information forum

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Our friendly administrative and front counter staff

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Dr Mary Tai Kie and nurses Audrey and Brigette