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.
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.
The American Melanoma Foundation 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 is a non-profit 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.
The Cancer Resource Foundation is a national nonprofit organization that advocates and provides support for the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and survivorship of cancer through patient assistance, education and research.
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.
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.
This site offers information and resources to help you understand melanoma and its prevention, the importance of early detection and diagnosis, staging and treatment, symptom management, and where to turn for support.
MRA is the largest private funder of melanoma research. To date, MRA has awarded nearly $48 million to 116 research programs to make transforming advances in the prevention, diagnosis and staging, and treatment of melanoma, including research in biological causes of carcinogenesis, skin screening, biomarkers, imaging, immunotherapy, molecularly targeted therapy, and combination therapy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.