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 July 10, 2015 over 3,400 melanoma survivors, family members and friends have already joined the registry.
Melanoma survivors: 2,547
Family members: 517
Friends of survivors: 188
Help support research, outreach, education, advocacy and other activities related to skin cancer within the OHSU Dept of Dermatology and the Knight Cancer Institute.
May 30th War on Skin event - A smashing success!On May 30, 2015, over 800 people attended our War on Skin Cancer event. It featured a skin cancer research expo, skin checks provided by OHSU and community dermatologists, a community walk to raise awareness and funds for research, sun safety education and even live music! Before the event even officially started, the atmosphere was abuzz with attendees eager to participate in and learn about skin cancer research.
If you weren't able to attend the event, here's a quick recap.
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.