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Professor Mark Shackleton is Director of Oncology at Alfred Health and Professor of Oncology in the Department of Medicine, Monash Univerisity.

Department of Medicine (Alfred) Research Laboratories - Shackleton Group

After training in medical oncology and at the Ludwig Institute in Melbourne, Prof Shackleton undertook PhD studies at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and post-doctoral work at the University of Michigan, USA, with resultant publications in Nature, Cell, Cancer Cell and the New England Journal of Medicine. He was awarded the 2006 Victorian Premier’s Award for Medical Research, a 2010 NHMRC Achievement Award, a 2011 Pfizer Australia Fellowship, and in 2012 received the Australian Science Minister’s Prize for Life Scientist of the Year

Most recently a Medical Oncologist and Head of the Cancer Development and Treatment Laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Prof Shackleton’s main clinical interests are centred on patients diagnosed with skin cancer, including melanoma. His research interests include cancer biology, developmental biology, oncogenic signaling pathways and clinical trials.

Research area keywords

  • Melanoma
  • Cancer Therapeutics


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