Dr Nadine Kasparian
University of New South Wales / Prince of Wales Hospital
Nadine examines how people with a strong family history of melanoma respond to genetic testing. Genetic testing involves a blood test that searches genes for specific changes that indicate increased risk of developing a particular disease (such as melanoma) and enables at-risk patients to learn more about how they might reduce their chances of developing the disease in future. Nadine works with a team of oncologists, geneticists and psychologists to discover how this test may affect patients’ thoughts, feelings and behaviours. She is also working in collaboration with leading scientists from all over the world to develop a web-based “Melanoma Risk Calculator”.