Melanoma Research Alliance’s Melanoma Exchange Patient Forum, held in-person in Washington, DC, and virtually on February 21, 2024, brought together hundreds of melanoma patients, survivors, advocates, and their loved ones to provide lay-friendly, state-of-the-science education, promote collaboration, and provided networking opportunities across the melanoma community.

Throughout the event, participants heard from leading experts in the melanoma field and had the opportunity to ask questions, discuss, and network with other people who are going through their own melanoma journey. Each session provided information, insight, and strategies to help navigate melanoma diagnosis, treatment, or beyond.

This year’s sessions addressed the evolving melanoma standard of care, clinical trials and emerging research, research challenges, scanxiety, and sharing insight from other patient advocates.

Opening Remarks:



The Melanoma Standard of Care & Emerging Research:



Leaving No Patient Behind: Melanoma Research Challenges:


Scanxiety: Understanding, Managing, & Thriving Beyond the Fear:


Breaking Barriers: Demystifying Clinical Trials:


Understanding Melanoma Risk: Going Beyond UV


Living With Melanoma: A Panel Discussion

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