Our Mission

Welcome to the CU Center for Rare Melanomas, a joint clinical and research center dedicated to the understanding and treatment of rare, non-sun related types of melanoma such as mucosal, acral, and ocular. Our mission is to uncover causes and improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of rare melanomas through:

  • Cutting-edge basic, epidemiologic, and translational research
  • Development of clinical testing specifically for rare melanomas
  • Initiation of clinical trials designed for patients with rare melanomas
  • Building a collaborative network to link rare melanoma researchers and clinicians world-wide
  • Increase awareness of rare melanomas in the medical community and general public


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Center Overview


 

  • Learn more about the center
  • Meet our faculty and staff
  • About the Patten-Davis Foundation 

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Clinic Overview


 

  • Make an appointment
  • Meet our doctors
  • Learn about clinical trials
  • Find our clinic

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Research Overview


 

  • Read about our goals
  • Learn about current projects
  • Collaborate with us
  • Request samples


Presenting rare melanoma research at the 2019 International Congress of the Society for Melanoma Research