Melanoma Facts

Fastest growing cancers

Melanoma is the fastest growing cancer in the world, yet research for a cure lags significantly behind other cancers.

Most common for 25-29 year olds

Melanoma is the most common form of cancer for young adults 25-29 years old.

Pediatric cases have increased

Pediatric cases of melanoma increased by 30% over the last 10 years.

What if you could help change melanoma research and outcomes for the better?

Learn how a national melanoma tissue bank will change research.

In order to save lives, we have to strategically improve melanoma research. Breast cancer did it. Prostate cancer did it. Melanoma can do it now with the opening of a national primary tissue bank. It is the key to the cure. Watch our video to learn more.

Recent News & Articles about Melanoma

  • Stage 4 melanoma: What you need to know
    on August 14, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Melanoma is a type of cancer that affects the skin cells. If it has progressed to stage 4, this means it has spread beyond the skin to other organs, such as the liver, brain, or lungs. In this article, learn about survival rates, traditional treatments, and new treatment methods, such as targeted therapy drugs. […]

  • Hair-like cell structure may drive melanoma
    on July 9, 2018 at 7:00 am

    While studying the epigenetic changes associated with melanoma, researchers found an unexpected link with hair-like projections on cells called cilia. […]

  • Subungual hematoma: Images, treatment, and link to melanoma
    on May 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Subungual hematomas occur after an injury to a nail. An impact can break blood vessels, causing blood to pool underneath the nail. In this article, we look at how to treat a subungal hematoma at home and when to see a doctor. Learn about signs of infection and the difference between this common injury and melanoma. […]

  • Blocking melanoma's 'escape route'
    on April 12, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    A new study finds that, as melanoma tries to evade treatment, it differentiates into four subtypes. Some of these are vulnerable to treatment. […]

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