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Sarcoma, Melanoma & Skin Cancer

Skin cancer researchersSkin cancer is the most common form of cancer, accounting for nearly half of all cancer cases in the United States. The Sarcoma, Melanoma & Skin Cancer Center at the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center is equipped to meet the needs of those facing sarcoma and skin cancer.

Researchers within the center are working to discover the underlying causes for why melanoma develops and are looking for ways to improve prevention, detection and treatments for better patient outcomes.

The Melanoma Research Interest Team, as part of the center, is a multidisciplinary group of investigators from the Departments of Dermatology and Surgery in the College of Medicine, researchers from the College of Pharmacy, and the Departments of Chemistry and Anthropology in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences.

The main areas of melanoma research are:

  • Genetic susceptibility to melanoma.
  • Molecular mechanisms of sun-induced melanoma formation.
  • Mechanisms of drug resistance, mainly to BRAF inhibitors.
  • Discovery, development and design of melanoma prevention strategies.
  • Discovery, development and design of new therapies for melanoma treatment.

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University of Cincinnati
Cancer Center

231 Albert Sabin Way, Suite 2005
Cincinnati, OH 45267
Phone: 513-558-2177
Fax: 513-558-2666