Our research on skin cancer

Today, more than nine 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.

Our strategy to beat cancer sooner

Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.Our new strategy will give us the foundations we need to tackle the challenges ahead.

The Francis Crick Institute

We are building a brand new research facility at the heart of London that will help us to beat cancer sooner.

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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