More than 120,000 Americans are diagnosed with melanoma each year and Outrun the Sun works hard to increase their chances for survival. The Melanoma Research Scholar program supports young investigators who actively seek new, effective therapies. Outrun the Sun has supported 25 melanoma research scholars at top medical institutions including the Mayo Clinic, Harvard Institutes of Medicine, UC-Irvine, UC-San Francisco, University of Minnesota, Wake Forest University, New York University, Kimmel Cancer Center, University of Chicago, MD Anderson, Indiana University Glick Eye Institute, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, St. John’s University and Medical University of South Carolina. Gifts from Outrun the Sun’s Pamela Hene Melanoma Research Fund and the William E. Holland Melanoma Research Fund help to support this program.
2019 Melanoma Forum
Outrun the Sun (OTS) hosted three of its 25 Melanoma Research Scholars at the 2019 Melanoma Forum in November. Dr. Doug Schwartzentruber, OTS President’s Council member, lead the discussion. Panelists included Sun-Hee Kim, PhD, MD Anderson; Manoela Tiago, PhD, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson University and Yiyi Yan, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic.
Guests learned about the scholars’ research programs and how their work is impacting melanoma patients. Watch the 2019 Melanoma Forum with an introduction by OTS Executive Director Anita Day.