Home of skin cancer education

Directed by dermatologists & dermatopathologists


Sunset from the ACCO Centre, Melbourne CBD

The Australasian College of Cutaneous Oncology provides training and education to improve and certify competency in the management of skin cancer. Our policy is that no pharmaceutical company shall be permitted to sponsor or endorse any event, function or workshop in any manner.  This creates a truly unique and unbiased learning environment.

The Australian Journal of General Practice inappropriately retracts two ACCO publications on melanoma commissioned by the journal's Editor in Chief.

Details here


The ACCO item number ready reckoner:

ACCO 'ready reckoner' page 1     

ACCO 'ready reckoner' page 2

Assessing melanoma mortality risk - chart 

Vitamin B3 advice to our patients:-

Download the ACCO patient education sheet here.

The ACCO Mission

  • Workshops of quality  to further educate doctors & nurses
  • Examine and assess competence in managing skin cancer
  • Donate all proceeds over costs to medical research
  • All with the highest standards of impartiality

ACCO Certifications Pathway

Associate Fellow of ACCO
Fellow  of ACCO


In 2018 ACCO researchers published a renewed set off guidelines for appropriate management of superficial BCC and squamous cell carcinoma in situ. This was published in JAMA Dermatology. 


ACCO does not accept any funding from Governments, Universities or the Pharmaceutical industry. ACCO uses revenue from workshops to fund our ongoing research programs. Even our published drug trials were completed without drug company funding. ACCO regards true independence as critical. Even funding from Governments is tainted.. Governments have a vested interest in cheaper treatments or no treatments working as well as expensive methods. Without Government influence, ACCO research has often found that no treatment is superior to expensive treatments. 

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