Join us on Melanoma Awareness Month for a tour of our internationally recognized melanoma research lab
Sunday, May 1, 2016
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
UC San Diego Leichtag Family Foundation
Biomedical Research Building
Everyone is welcome, but tour space is limited.
Kindly RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-246-1570.
Save the Date for the Walk! Saturday, October 8, 2016 - Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health
Melanoma is the most deadly form of skin cancer. It begins in a type of skin cell called a melanocyte. As part of the tanning process these skin cells produce large amounts of skin pigment or melanin to help protect the skin from burning. Although it accounts for only about 5 percent of all skin cancer cases, melanoma is the leading cause of all skin cancer-related deaths – nearly 80 percent. Melanoma can appear suddenly as a new mole, or it can develop slowly in or near an existing mole. In men, melanomas are often found between the shoulders and hips or the head and neck area. In women, melanomas often develop on the lower legs as well as between the shoulders and hips.
UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center