About the Program

Backed by a rich tradition of innovation, the Melanoma Research Program at Mayo Clinic brings together a diverse group of highly skilled scientists, clinicians, allied health professionals and patient advocates who share a common goal of developing innovative approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of melanoma.

Our group builds on the long-standing traditions of the Mayo Clinic Model of Care, incorporating scientific discovery and clinical translation into a seamless effort aimed at improving the lives of patients with melanoma.

Activities within the Melanoma Research Program are primarily organized in the context of the interdisciplinary Melanoma Disease Oriented Group of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, with active members in most clinical and scientific departments across the institution.

This effort has resulted in the development of one of the largest clinical practices of advanced melanoma in the nation, with an ever-expanding network of collaborating physicians and scientists across the United States and beyond.

Unraveling the biological complexities of melanoma is only achievable through an openly collaborative effort by dedicated experts whose complementary skills bring new insights into the natural history of this disease and advance therapeutic opportunities that may lead to meaningful clinical benefit for melanoma patients.