The Melanoma Research Alliance has announced funding for research grants totaling more than $11 million. The awards will fund researchers at 23 institutions across the United States, Australia, and Belgium to conduct research to advance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of melanoma.
This year’s grant awards will support 13 Team Science Awards and 15 Young Investigator Awards. These 28 research projects will accelerate research addressing critical issues in melanoma, including identifying novel drug targets, treatments, and biomarkers, as well as studies aimed at preventing melanoma or improving methods of early detection. Several research projects will provide critical advancements in the understanding of rare melanoma subtypes. Six awards will examine new therapeutic interventions to determine how specific genetic alterations contribute to progression to acral lentiginous melanoma. ■