Consortium of Melanoma Centers of PA

Consortium objectives

  • Collaborate on grant applications:
    • NIH/NCI grants
    • State grants
    • Collaborative R-type grants
    • P01 and SPORE grants
  • Clinical trials on personalized medicine
    • Genomic characterization of patients accrued at different sites
    • Accrual of patients to personalized therapeutic trials spanning sites
    • Distribution of clinical material between centers
    • Sharing of models developed from clinical material
  • Legislative matters and interaction with grassroots organization in Pennsylvania
    • Tanning bed legislation in the state
    • Other melanoma related legislation
    • Coordinated interaction with melanoma foundations
    • Participation in public education regarding melanoma