St Vincents Health Australia commitment to research has seen the development of a close affiliation with the Melanoma Institute Australia and the establishment of The Poche Centre on the North Sydney campus. The Poche Centre incorporates the Melanoma Institute Australia, specialist consulting rooms together with research and teaching facilities.

Melanoma is Australia's most common form of cancer in individuals aged between 15 and 39. Establishment of Melanoma Institute Australia, within The Poche Centre, signals a new era in Australia's ability to progress research, education and treatment of melanoma. In association with the Mater Hospital, the Melanoma Institute Australia will minimise the devastating impact of melanoma on national and international communities.