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Moffitt Brings Cancer Screenings Back to Pier 60

The July 30 event provides free skin, head & neck screenings on Clearwater Beach Read More

Cancer Treatment Photosensitivity

Cancer Treatment and Photosensitivity

Some medications widely used by cancer patients can cause photosensitivity. Find out which drugs are associated with this common side effect. Read More

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Warning Signs of Cancer

Early detection is a major weapon in the fight against cancer. Click here to learn about some possible warning signs that you should pay close attention to. Read More

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Can Rashes Be a Sign of Cancer?

Skin rashes are common and can develop for a variety of reasons, such as allergies and infections. But could a rash also be a sign of cancer? Read More


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 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 Find BRAF Protein Modification Could Slow Tumor Growth

New study suggest blocking ITCH activity or BRAF ubiquitination may be an effective treatment approach in melanoma 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


Is Skin Cancer Itchy?

An itchy skin rash could be a warning sign of skin cancer. But, itching is very common and can occur for many reasons other than cancer. Read More


The Five Most Common Mistakes People Make When Applying Sunscreen

The process of applying sunscreen sounds like it should be a no-brainer, right? Not so fast. Read More

Moffitt Cancer Center Awarded $900,000 to Study Rare Form of Melanoma

New Melanoma Research Alliance grant will allow researchers to focus on causes of acral melanoma 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

Moffitt Cancer Center Names Dr. Louis Harrison Vice President, Chief Partnership Officer

He will work to develop multifaceted partnership and strategic alliances that advance the cancer center’s strategic goals Read More


Scars and Skin Cancer: What to Know

Researchers have recently identified new ways for surgeons to minimize the scarring that results from skin cancer surgery. Read More


Ways to Teach Kids About Sun Safety

Even if sun-safe practices are second nature to you, explaining sun safety to your children might still be a bit of a challenge. Read More


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


Infographic: Keeping Your Skin Safe During the Summer

Need help picking out the right sun protection gear? Avoid the sun a little easier with this infographic. Read More


Ask the Experts: Your Questions About Skin Cancer Answered

In Moffitt's second Ask the Experts Facebook Live event, oncologist Dr. Vernon Sondak answered your questions about skin cancer and the dangers of sun exposure. Read More


Ask the Experts: Do You Have Questions about Sun Safety?

Get the facts and find out how you can stay protected this summer by tuning in to our "Ask the Experts" Facebook Live series on June 13. Read More


What to Look for When Buying Sunglasses

It’s important to wear sunglasses that adequately protect your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Read More


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

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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


Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

While cancer prevention techniques continue to evolve, all experts agree that cancer risk can be directly influenced by certain lifestyle choices. Read More


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


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


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


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


Does Sunscreen Block Vitamin D From the Sun?

Most people know that Vitamin D helps build strong bones and is activated by the sun. Does sunscreen block it? Get the facts. Read More


Don’t Fry Day – Protect Yourself From Skin Cancer Today and Every Day

Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. With more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed each year in the United States, its incidence has reached epidemic proportions. But, the good news is that almost all cases are entirely preventable. Read More


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


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


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


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