PROTECT YOUR SKIN. PROTECT YOURSELF. PROTECT YOUR LIFE.

Never has there been such promise for people living with melanoma. We have more treatments and clinical trials available than ever before, and new therapies are constantly on the horizon. While some skin cancers may be aggressive, Outrun the Sun is committed to being even more aggressive in our quest to finding a cure. If you have a special interest in eradicating this disease, please join us. We welcome you.

Preparing Tomorrow's Physicians

More than 70 schools of medicine in the United States, Canada, Grenada, India, Ethiopia, and The Bahamas have requested our free Skin Cancer Curriculum for Medical Schools. This program helps ALL students, not just those studying dermatology, learn how to detect skin cancer and conduct a full-body skin exam.

Save the Date

Join us for our 20th anniversary celebration: Sunset Soirée – Celebrating the Past. Embracing the Future.

We will toast our survivors, donors, sponsors, and friends and highlight the achievements we have made together.  Friday, August 9. The Bluffs at Conner Prairie. Details and tickets coming soon! 

Fueling Melanoma Research

The Outrun the Sun Melanoma Research Scholar Program supports young investigators who represent the nation's top medical institutions. We are honored to have awarded 30 brilliant scholars who help pioneer life-saving discoveries that benefit patients around the world. Our next scholar will be announced in January 2024.

Sun Safety Curricula

Giving people and organizations the tools they need to teach sun safety is vital to giving our kids a lifetime of good skin health. We applaud our partners across America whether they are Girl Scout troop leaders, homeschool parents, camp counselors, or teachers. YOU make the difference!  

Learn About Melanoma

Melanoma affects people of all ages and races, and it is estimated that more than 207,000 cases of melanoma will be diagnosed in the United States this year. Learn about prevention, early detection, and clinical trials. Try the melanoma risk calculator and download your guide to early detection. 

Sun Safety at Indy 500

The Indianapolis 500 is the largest one-day sporting event in the world. Partnering with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, OTS helps keep race fans sun safe by sharing important messages. This year's public service announcement features race drivers Josef Newgarden, James Hinchcliffe, Jack Harvey, and Robert Wickens.

Learn your risk

Try our melanoma calculator to learn your risk. Download Your Guide to Early Detection for useful tips on prevention and also gain information about skin cancer among people of color.

Meet Our Researchers

Explore their videos, bios, and more.

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Omar Ali, PhD

Harvard University (formerly)
Lyell Immunopharma

Steve Barthel, PhD

Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School

Matthew Block, MD, PhD

Mayo Clinic

Claudia Capparelli, PhD

Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson University

Jeremy Chang, MD

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Shuyang Chen, PhD

Cleveland Clinic

News and Updates

Explore current events, articles, and more.

New Research Scholar

OTS announces Roxana Pirker, MD, UC San Francisco, as 30th Melanoma Research Scholar. Learn More

Firefighter Education

We're honored to help firefighters learn about prevention and early detection. LEARN MORE

In the Community

OTS is involved in outreach events like our sun safety program at the Indianapolis 500.

News for Patients

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approves adjuvant nivolumab (Opdivo) for stage IIB/IIC melanoma. 

Online Melanoma Forum

Scholars share the latest updates on their work and what it means for melanoma patients.

Fundraise for OTS

Plan your own event. Meet the Baker family that has raised over $130,000 to support the mission.