Associate Professor Melissa Eastgate

Academic Title-Associate Professor

Royal Brisbane Clinical Unit
Faculty of Medicine

Overview

Associate Professor Melissa Eastgate is the Deputy Director of Medical Oncology at the RBWH. Melissa completed her medical degree at UQ and gained her FRACP 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 and chairs the Melanoma MDT at the RBWH. Melissa supervises physician trainees throughout their training and is the 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. Melissa is a member of the BDHP Cancer theme leadership group and is an affiliate researcher at QIMR.

Research Interests

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

Publications

  • Beesley, Vanessa L., Turner, Jane M., Chan, Raymond J., Yates, Patsy, Gordon, Louisa G., Burge, Matthew, Eastgate, Melissa A., Staneva, Aleksandra A., Northfield, Sarah, Beebe, Hanna, Wyld, David K. and Neale, Rachel E. (2020). Supporting patients and carers affected by pancreatic cancer: a feasibility study of a counselling intervention. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 46 101729, 101729. doi: 10.1016/j.ejon.2020.101729

  • Lepletier, Ailin, Madore, Jason, O'Donnell, Jake S., Johnston, Rebecca L., Li, Xian-Yang, McDonald, Elizabeth, Ahern, Elizabeth, Kuchel, Anna, Eastgate, Melissa, Pearson, Sally-Ann, Mallardo, Domenico, Ascierto, Paolo A, Massi, Daniela, Merelli, Barbara, Mandala, Mario, Wilmott, James S, Menzies, Alexander M, Leduc, Charles, Stagg, John, Routy, Bertrand, Long, Georgina V., Scolyer, Richard A., Bald, Tobias, Waddell, Nicola, Dougall, William C, Teng, Michele W. L. and Smyth, Mark J. (2020). Tumor CD155 expression is associated with resistance to anti-PD1 immunotherapy in metastatic melanoma. Clinical Cancer Research, 26 (14), 3671-3681. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.ccr-19-3925

  • Lee, Shu Fen, Burge, Matthew and Eastgate, Melissa (2019). Metastatic colorectal cancer during pregnancy: a tertiary center experience and review of the literature. Obstetric Medicine, 12 (1), 38-41. doi: 10.1177/1753495X18755958

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