Our research on skin cancer

Today, more than eight in 10 people diagnosed with malignant melanoma will survive for at least a decade. Our work has been at the heart of this progress, but we have much more to do.

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“Research has changed treatment for skin cancer”

Dr Claudia Wellbrock is studying how melanoma, the most dangerous type of skin cancer, starts to grow and then spreads to other parts of the body.

From a gene fault to a new skin cancer drug

Our researchers discovered a faulty gene in skin cancer that underpinned the development of promising new targeted treatments for skin cancer.

World Cancer Day 2015

Show who you're uniting for on World Cancer DayOn February 4th the entire nation will unite in the fight against cancer. Show your support today by giving a small donation to make a big difference.

More about skin cancer

Find out about symptoms, risk factors and causes of skin cancer and treatment on our Cancer Help pages.

Read the latest statistics for skin cancer.

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