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 December 15, 2014 over 3,200 melanoma survivors, family members and friends have already joined the registry.
Melanoma survivors: 2,343
Family members: 442
Friends of survivors: 145
Melanoma Care Update & Patient Dialogue
Thank you, everyone, who could join us November 15, 2014 for our first Melanoma Care Update & Patient Dialogue.
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.