Melanoma Community Registry
Join the new Melanoma Community Registry and help researchers figure out how best to prevent, treat and detect melanoma. Registration is completely confidential. You can answer surveys about your melanoma diagnosis or request information about upcoming events and patient resources in your community.
Sign up now and be notified about future melanoma education and research opportunities.
An enemy among us
Oregon consistently has one of the highest rates of melanoma incidence and death in the nation. In fact, women in Oregon who are diagnosed with melanoma have the second highest death rate compared to any other state, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Why is melanoma so common in a state that is known more for rain than sunshine?
A team of researchers at Oregon Health & Science University, in collaboration with patients, their family and friends, are determined to find answers and reduce deaths caused by melanoma.
Join the War on Melanoma; help us make melanoma the victim.
See how we're growing
As of May 18, 2015 over 3,300 melanoma survivors, family members and friends have already joined the registry.
Melanoma survivors: 2,493
Family members: 471
Friends of survivors: 155
Help support research, outreach, education, advocacy and other activities related to skin cancer within the OHSU Dept of Dermatology and the Knight Cancer Institute.
Join the War on Skin Cancer
An event to educate, detect, and advance the science of skin cancer prevention and treatment all in one place
Start the summer off by learning more about sun safety and protection, having a skin exam performed by a healthcare provider and participating in the latest skin cancer research at OHSU. Join the OHSU Department of Dermatology and the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute on Saturday, May 30 at the Center for Health & Healing located on the South Waterfront for this event.
Watch Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the OHSU Department of Dermatology, discuss the melanoma program at the OHSU Knight Cancer Center and her approach to research.