Each year, more than 68,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma, and another 48,000 are diagnosed with an early form of the disease that involves only the top layer of skin. DCEG researchers conduct studies on melanoma, a form of skin cancer. Selected studies include:
A search for new genes associated with melanoma susceptibility in melanoma-prone families
A case-control study in Italy to study the role of pigmentation and other host factors in the etiology of melanoma
DCEG studies of cutaneous melanoma
Study of the use of sunbeds and sunlamps and the risk of melanoma.
This online tool contains serial photographs of pigmented lesions: common moles, dysplastic nevi, and melanomas, taken over time. Includes associated clinical descriptors. Explore the Moles to Melanoma website.