BBC Lifeline:

Our BBC Lifeline Appeal is first airing Sunday 28th May on BBC One:

12:50 – Scotland only
14:05 – England, Wales and Northern Ireland

It will also air on Tuesday 30th May at 08:50 on BBC Two and will be available on iPlayer for 3 weeks after the first broadcast date.

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For every pound donated, it will be match-funded pound for pound up to £12,500.

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.

May is Melanoma Awareness Month!


There so many ways that you can get involved and help raise awareness this  Melanoma Awareness Month!


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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 trusted 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.

The Melanoma Patient Conference

Melanoma Focus are thrilled to support and host the Melanoma Patient Conference, supporting the Founder, Imogen Cheese.

This important national event is open to patients and carers and provides updates and information on current treatments, access and support in an environment where you can safely interact and be with others in a similar situation.

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