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Summer Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer

Make sure your time in the sun this summer is as safe as it can be by reading our tips for skin cancer prevention. Read More


Basal Cell Carcinoma

Can Basal Cell Carcinoma Turn Into Melanoma?

Can basal cell carcinoma turn into melanoma? Find out and learn more about these separate and distinct types of skin cancer. Read More


Moffitt Researchers Develop More Efficient Approach to Create Mouse Models

Chimera mouse models and chimera-derived melanoma cell lines provide a faster approach to study skin cancer Read More


Melanoma Cells

Advancements in Melanoma

In 2008, the cancer center established the Donald A. Adam Melanoma and Skin Cancer Center of Excellence to bring researchers and clinicians from across disciplines to promote translational research, taking the discoveries in the lab directly to the patients. The goal was to improve diagnosis and increase treatment options for all types of skin cancer. Read More


Moffitt Researchers Identify a Mechanism Controlling Tumor Cell Recognition by Immune Cells

The STING signaling pathway induces an inflammatory response and tumor cell recognition Read More


Melanoma Skin Cells

[VIDEO] Nivolumab Combination Therapy May Increase Efficacy in Metastatic Melanoma Treatment

Response rates to nivolumab by itself are approximately 40%. The hope, according to Khushalani, is that the combination will offer more efficacy with less toxicity. Read More


Moffitt Researchers Identify Effective Drug Combination Against Uveal Melanoma in Preclinical Studies

The subtypes have different genetic, chromosomal and protein alterations that could present therapeutic opportunities Read More


Moffitt Cancer Center Researchers Identify Mechanism of Resistance to BRAF Inhibitors in Melanoma

A conserved stress response mechanism leads to BRAF inhibitor resistance through AP-1 activation Read More


12th-Annual Spring Swing® — Moffitt’s Sun Safety Tour Hits Florida Ballparks with Free Screenings

Screeners look for early signs of skin cancer while promoting sun safety, skin cancer awareness and education with help from Moffitt’s Mole Patrol® team. Read More


Moffitt Cancer Center Shows Appreciation for STEM Teachers on Valentine’s Day

Moffitt will host science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers to show support for their hard work in and out of the classroom Read More


Immune-Activating Drug Combination is Safe and Effective in Melanoma Patients with Brain Metastases

Ipilimumab plus nivolumab results in quick, durable responses and a manageable safety profile in patients with metastatic melanoma in the brain Read More


Drug Combination Targeting Heat Shock Protein 90 and BRAF is Safe and Effective in Advanced Melanoma Patients

XL888 Plus vemurafenib results in manageable toxicity and durable responses in advanced and metastatic melanoma patients Read More



Rare Melanoma Type Highly Responsive to Immunotherapy

Patients with desmoplastic melanoma respond well to drugs reactivating the immune system, Moffitt study shows Read More


Moffitt Cancer Center and Swim Across America Tampa Bay Celebrate Another Fundraising Success

Swim Across America Tampa Bay has raised close to $1 million over the past six years to benefit Moffitt’s melanoma, sarcoma and adolescent and young adult programs Read More


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Young Patients Connect During Moffitt's Pediatric Melanoma Clinic Day

Most 11-year-old children don’t know how to pronounce words like cutaneous, ocular or amelanotic, let alone know the difference between these types of melanomas, but it comes second nature for Allison Rupp. Read More


Moffitt Cancer Center Hosts Annual Check-Up Day for Children Battling the Deadliest Form of Skin Cancer

About 25 kids attend to socialize, enjoy entertainment and see their doctor Read More



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What Is an Atypical Mole?

Many people are aware that one of the most common warning signs of melanoma - a very aggressive form of skin cancer - is an atypical mole. Read More


Sun And Clouds

Infographic: How to Check Your Skin For Skin Cancer

Skin cancer screenings are important to help detect cancer early, when it's most treatable. The first step is to get familiar with your body and know what is normal. Read More


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Brandon's Story

Receiving a melanoma diagnosis came as quite a shock to Brandon after two dermatologists told him that the mole on his right temple was of no concern. Read More


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Pediatric Skin Cancer Patients Participate in Annual Check-Up Day

Pediatric patients took part in Moffitt’s annual “check-up day” for children battling melanoma and skin-related cancers at McKinley Outpatient Center. Read More


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Summer Sun Safety Month – Learn to Protect Yourself Year Round

School’s out, vacation season is in full swing and almost everyone wants to spend time outdoors. It’s important to take some precautions to help ensure that you don’t get too much of a good thing. Read More


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It’s UV Safety Month – Learn to Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer

Many people enjoy the warmth of the sun and the look of a suntan. Make no mistake about it, though: there is no such thing as a "healthy tan." Read More


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Are Higher SPF Sunscreens More Effective?

Many experts point out sunscreens with very high SPF ratings can provide a false sense of security and encourage people to neglect other protective behaviors. Read More


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National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

During National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month, everyone is encouraged to take action to help prevent skin cancer by reducing the risk of UV damage. Read More


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Melanoma Monday – What You Need to Know

You’ve probably heard of melanoma, which is the most aggressive type of skin cancer. But, maybe you’re not quite sure how the condition develops or who is at risk. Read More


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Are Tanning Beds Safer Than Tanning Outdoors?

Ultraviolet radiation is a known carcinogen that has been directly linked to melanoma and other skin cancers. Read More


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Former President Carter to get radiation, new immune therapy for skin cancer

Former President Carter to get radiation, new immune therapy for skin cancer. Read More


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Mary Jo's Story

After being told her melanoma had metastasized Mary Jo was devastated, but she wasn’t going to give up. A clinical trial at Moffitt was her only hope. Read More


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Tips to Protect Your Skin Against Melanoma, Other Skin Cancers

Here are 10 easy sun-safety tips to better protect your skin from cancer: Read More


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Jacqueline's Story

After being told by doctors it would be a miracle if she survived five years, Jackie decided to come to Moffitt for melanoma treatment. Today, she is telling everyone she can about the importance of skin cancer screening. Read More