May is Melanoma Awareness Month


There so many ways that you can get involved and help us raise awareness about melanoma this May!

Let’s unite and make a real difference.

Living with Melanoma Podcast Series- Coming Soon!

We have recorded a podcast series in partnership with ITN business. The series aims to unpack some common myths that persist around skin cancer featuring people living with melanoma and melanoma professionals and experts.

This podcast series has been fully funded by MSD in the UK.

About us

As experts in melanoma, we provide information, guidance and support for patients, carers and healthcare professionals. We have built a community of melanoma specialists who underpin our commitment to melanoma education and research.

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For patients and carers

Our experts have created specialist resources including comprehensive information on melanoma stages and treatment to help you make
informed choices.

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For healthcare professionals

We have a professional membership for clinicians, scientists and nurses in the field of melanoma. We provide key educational resources, the Melanoma TrialFinder and research grants, in addition to organising two multidisciplinary meetings each year.

Melanoma Awareness

We are wholly committed to raising public awareness about melanoma as a cancer that can be predominantly prevented.

May is Melanoma Awareness Month.

What we do

  • We fund the only UK confidential Melanoma Helpline manned by leading clinical nurse specialists in skin cancer.
  • We have produced and maintain the Melanoma TrialFinder, a resource to support the understanding of melanoma clinical trials across the UK.
  • We involve experts and patients in the creation of PIF TICK accredited information including guidelines for rare melanomas.
  • We host & support the annual Melanoma Patient Conference, a safe space for patients and carers to interact and network while hearing about the latest advances in melanoma medicine.
  • We organise the UK’s only multidisciplinary biannual, CME-accredited melanoma meetings for our healthcare professional colleagues.
  • We commission vital melanoma research for patient benefit.
  • We create and publish educational, resources, reports and guidelines for clinicians, scientists and nurses.
  • We raise awareness of melanoma and its prevention.
  • We contribute to national debates on melanoma issues on behalf of patients and clinicians.

Patient Guide

Our members and patient representatives have come together to produce our new Melanoma Stages and Treatment – Patient Guide

The melanoma stages and treatment – patient guide (MPG) reflects the latest advances in melanoma medicine such as staging, surgical procedures, adjuvant therapy, updates and treatments. Our newly developed resources will help you navigate the options that may be available to you as well as providing information on health and wellbeing and living with melanoma.

In July 2023, Melanoma Focus received PIF TICK accreditation. The PIF TICK is the UK wide quality mark for trusted health information, achieving this official certification demonstrates our commitment to the provision of high-quality health information. This means you can be assured that what you are reading, watching or listening to is evidence-based, understandable, jargon-free, up-to-date and produced to the best possible standard.

Click here to read more about our PIF TICK accreditation.

Our BBC Lifeline:

Find out more about our recent BBC Lifeline Appeal presented by Owain Wyn Evans.


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