Associate Professor Melissa Eastgate

ATH - Associate Professor

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine


Associate Professor Melissa Eastgate is the Operation Director of Cancer Care Services at the RBWH, acting stream lead Metro North HHS Cancer Care Services and has acted as the Executive Director of Cancer Care Services. Melissa is the current Chair of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia. Melissa completed her medical degree at the University of Queensland and gained her FRACP in Medical Onoclogy in 2004. Since then she has worked at the RBWH as a medical oncologist, with her main clinical interests being melanoma and gastrointestinal cancers, in which areas she is an active researcher. Melissa established the Melanoma MDT at the RBWH. Melissa supervises physician trainees throughout their training and is the previous Chair of the RACP Advanced Training Committee for Medical Oncology. Melissa has a strong interest in enabling access to care for patients, having provided outreach services to Bundaberg for nine years, and currently is the medical lead of the Telechemotherapy service in Longreach and Barcaldine.

Research Interests

  • Management of metastatic melanoma
  • Management of gastrointestinal cancers
  • Medical oncology training


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