Support Organizations - Melanoma

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Aim at Melanoma

AIM FOR ANSWERS: A melanoma diagnosis can lead to many unanswered questions. Aim for Answers makes finding the right information easier, by providing patients, caregivers and family members, with everything they need to know about melanoma. AIM FOR ACTION: Reach out to others with melanoma, share your thoughts, learn from others’ experiences, or get involved at any level you choose. AIM FOR THE CURE: Committed to the future, and to the goal of finding a cure. Find information here on important projects and their progress, as well as access to the latest research and developing treatments, including new and ongoing clinical trials.

American Academy of Dermatology Spot Skin Cancer

Through SPOT Skin Cancer™ the American Academy of Dermatology and its partners are working to reduce the incidence of and deaths from skin cancer over the next three decades.

American Cancer Society

For nearly 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we're helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer.

American Melanoma Foundation

The American Melanoma Foundation’s mission is to: raise public awareness and educate on the prevention and risks with melanoma; provide patient education, advocacy and facilitate patient support groups; advocate for the focus of research in melanoma; fund early research & discovery programs for the treatment of melanoma. The AMF strives to increase the general awareness of melanoma with the specific intent on reducing the incidence of this deadly, but preventable disease.

Cancer Hope Network

Cancer Hope Network is a nonprofit organization that provides free and confidential one-on-one support to cancer patients and their families. As our core offering, we match cancer patients or family members with trained volunteers who have themselves undergone and recovered from a similar cancer experience.

Cancer Resource Foundation

The Cancer Resource Foundation is a nonprofit organization that advocates and provides support for the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship of cancer through patient assistance, education and research.

Cancer Support Community

The mission of the Cancer Support Community is to ensure that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action, and sustained by community. is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.


We are a world leader in familial melanoma research. Our website contains a wealth of information about our research consortium and includes interactive materials for medical professionals, melanoma patients and their families, and the general public.

Li-Fraumeni Syndrome Association

LFS Association provides a wide range of information, advocacy, and support services for individuals and families with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome. We support a consortium of researchers, medical providers and caregivers to further research and promote optimal care for the LFS community.

Melanoma International Foundation

To develop personalized strategies with patients so they may live longer, better lives.

Melanoma Research Alliance

The Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) is the largest nonprofit funder of melanoma research. Since its founding in 2007, MRA has committed $110 million in funding to advance understanding of this disease. MRA funds projects in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, with the majority of funding allocated for melanoma treatment.

Melanoma Research Foundation

To support medical RESEARCH for finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma. To EDUCATE patients and physicians about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma. To act as an ADVOCATE for the melanoma community to raise awareness of this disease and the need for a cure.

National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network

Our mission, as an alliance of leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research, and education, is to improve the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of cancer care so that patients can live better lives.

National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention

The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention is a united voice to reduce skin cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality through awareness, prevention, early detection, research, and advocacy.

Prevent Cancer Foundation

In 1985, compelled by the memory of her late father, Edward P. Richardson, who had died of cancer one year earlier, Carolyn Aldigé embarked on a mission. She founded the Prevent Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, with the hope of sparing others from the pain and suffering caused by cancer. Aldigé believed firmly that an emphasis on prevention, not just treatment, could help decrease cancer deaths and incidence rates. Since then, through its research, education and outreach efforts, the Foundation has worked hard to spread the prevention message to the public, spurring ground-breaking research and new ways to reach captive audiences.

Skin Cancer Foundation

Since its founding in 1979, The Skin Cancer Foundation has set the standard for educating the public and the medical profession about skin cancer, its prevention by means of sun protection, the need for early detection, and prompt, effective treatment. It is the only international organization devoted solely to combating the world's most common cancer, now occurring at epidemic levels.